Gabriel F. Hornung
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Phone: (860) 297-2039 Office Location: McCook 211
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Trinity College faculty member since 2016
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Ph.D., Harvard Univ.
M.A., Yale Univ.
B.A., Trinity College

Gabriel Hornung began studying the diverse religious traditions of Judaism and Hinduism as an undergraduate at Trinity College. His graduate studies have led him to focus most specifically on the biblical traditions, and he completed his PhD in the department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University in 2016. Under the direction of Professor Jon D. Levenson, his dissertation explored synchronic and diachronic links between the story of Joseph and book of Esther. Having studied extensively in Germany and Israel, Gabriel focuses his research on the theological developments in the biblical and Second Temple periods. Throughout his doctoral work, he taught both undergraduate and graduate students, and believes in faculty leadership that encourages engagement with the theoretical difficulties inherent to the academic study of religion.