I am a Lecturer in New Testament Studies at Liverpool Hope University and a free research associate at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). Following my undergraduate studies at Warsaw University (Interdisciplinary Individual Studies in the Humanities, with specialism in early Christian literature), I completed my MA, PhD, as well as canonical degrees (STB, STL, and STD) at the Faculty of Theology at KU Leuven. My research has thus far revolved mainly around the New Testament and other early Christian writings, with a particular focus on various issues in the Pauline letters, especially the Corinthian correspondence. My research interests include also New Testament textual criticism, Roman Corinth, the significance of material evidence for the interpretation of the New Testament, Judaism in the first century, the role of women and masculinity in early Christianity. In my doctoral dissertation, to be published by Brill, I examined the metaphor of scent in 2 Cor 2:14-17, where St. Paul employs a multifaceted olfactory imagery to express his apostolic calling to proclaim the gospel. In my postdoctoral project, on which I worked prior to coming to Hope, I focused more on the Wirkungsgeschichte of the Pauline letters, more specifically on the history of interpretation and reception of 2 Cor 5:17 and the Pauline notion of “new creation” in patristic literature.
At Liverpool Hope University I shall be involved in teaching both at undergraduate (Biblical Greek and Biblical Studies through Texts) and Masters levels (Pauline Literature). My publications include “Performing the Passion, Embodying Proclamation: The Story of Jesus’ Passion in the Pauline Letters?,” in Ch. Karakolis, K.-W. Niebuhr & S. Rogalsky (eds.), Gospel Images of Jesus Christ in Church Tradition and in Biblical Scholarship (Mohr Siebeck, 2012); “Spreading the Sweet Scent of the Gospel as the Cult of the Wise: On the Backdrop of the Olfactory Metaphor in 2 Cor 2:14-16,” in C.A. Eberhart (ed.), Ritual and Metaphor: Sacrifice in the Bible (SBL Publishers, 2011); “The Fragrance of Her Perfume: The Significance of Sense Imagery in John’s Account of the Anointment in Bethany,” in Novum Testamentum 52 (2010); “Is There an ‘Anti-Priscan’ Tendency in the Manuscripts? Some Textual Problems with Prisca and Aquila,” in Journal of Biblical Literature 125 (2006). I am also a co-author of 2 Corinthians: A Bibliography (Peeters, 2008) and co-editor of Theologizing in the Corinthian Conflict: Studies in Exegesis and Theology of 2 Corinthians (Peeters, forthcoming). I am actively involved in several scholarly societies, and was recently appointed a committee member of the European Association of Biblical Studies.