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Ph.D. candidate Mariah Junglan Min featured in OMNIA for work on Judas Iscariot

Mariah Junglan Min, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English, developed a fascination with Judas in her youth (“Dramatic, rebellious figures appeal to people—I am not immune to that,” she says) and felt unsatisfied by the scant detail she could find about the Bible’s most infamous sinner. Today, Min studies portrayals of Judas across a variety of genres, primarily focusing on English texts from the late Middle Ages, to uncover how his story has been used to make sense of issues connected to theology and history.

The recipient of one of two inaugural Kislak Fellowships sponsored by Penn’s Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts, Min recently talked to us about her research and why Judas is more complicated than his legend suggests.

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