Assistant Professor of Religion
Dr. T. Christopher Hoklotubbe (Choctaw) teaches courses on the intersection of race, gender, and sexuality in the Christian Tradition, the New Testament, Roman Religion, Native American Spiritualities, World Religions, and Religion and American Politics. He also co-leads interdisciplinary off-campus courses that explore the theme of pilgrimage along "El Camino de Santiago" in Northern Spain (Summer 2021, with Spanish), the topics of ancient philosophy, religion, politics, and archaeology in Greece and Turkey (Spring 2021, with Classics), and the history, art, and culture of North American Indigenous tribes (coming 2022-23, with Art History).
His book, “Civilized Piety: The Rhetoric of Pietas in the Pastoral Epistles and the Roman Empire” (Baylor University Press, 2017), brings together his research interests in early Christianity, Greco-Roman archaeology, ancient philosophy, and critical theory. Hoklotubbe has also written on Native American interpretations of the Bible and the concept of "Docetism" in Early Christian studies. He continues to research and write on the Pastoral Epistles and Native American interpretations of the Bible.
Originally from Southern California (25 miles east of Disneyland), Chris now happily enjoys the four seasons of Mount Vernon, Iowa, living blocks from campus with his wife Stephanie and two young daughters, Claire and Emily. In classes with Chris, you can expect him to draw analogies between topics under discussion with the latest Disney animation, Marvel movie, or Mr. Rogers' Daniel Tiger.
Th.D., New Testament and Early Christianity, Harvard University, Divinity School
M.Div., Harvard University, Divinity School
Post-Baccalaureate in Classics, University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., Religion, summa cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles.