Ph.D. in Biblical Interpretation/Hebrew Bible Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University
M.Div. with Biblical Languages Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A.in English Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Gregory Lee Cuéllar has been named Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He will join the APTS faculty January 1, 2012.
In 2006, he served as Curator and Lecturer of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives at Texas A&M University. In 2007, he was promoted to Curator and Lecturer of Hispanic Resources and Subject Specialist of Religious Studies for Cushing Library and the Texas A&M University Libraries. For both positions, his primary archival focus was the preservation, processing, and development of a newly acquired colonial Mexican religious collection of approximately 3000 books, broadsides, and manuscripts (ca. 1556-1824).
Most recently Cuéllar taught as an adjunct professor at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. Prior to that he was a visiting professor of Old Testament at Seminario Metodista Juan Wesley in Monterrey, Mexico, as well as adjunct professor of Hebrew Bible at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. He is a three-time grant fellow of the Hispanic Theological Initiative and has presented at numerous academic conferences in Mexico, Spain, and the United States.
A PhD graduate of Brite Divinity School, Texas Christain Universty in 2006 in Biblical Interpretation/ Hebrew Bible, Cuéllar is a Latino biblical critic of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands who avails himself of the wide methodological repertoire at work in the diverse ideology-critical approaches, variously adapting such methods from the standpoint of and toward the ends of a minority reality and experience. Cuéllar’s teaching and scholarship focuses on the intersections between archival theory and biblical criticism. Additional areas of interest also include minority biblical criticism, cultural studies, diaspora studies, and postcolonial theory.
In 1996, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Texas A&M University, Kingsville, and a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2000. As an ordained Baptist minister, Cuéllar has served as pastor for multiple Latino/a immigrant churches in low income urban areas.
Cuéllar has authored two books: Passages in the New World (Cushing Memorial Library Archives, 2006) and Voices of Marginality: Exile and Return in Second Isaiah 40-55 and the Mexican Immigrant Experience (Peter Lang Publishing, 2008); as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. He has a forthcoming book titled Archival Criticism: The Interrogation of Contexts and Texts in Early Modern Biblical Criticism (Brill 2012).