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Federico A. Roth, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Acting Chair, Department of Biblical and Religious Studies
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Federico A. Roth, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of biblical studies. He received his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Fuller Theological Seminary, and his dissertation offered a postcolonial exegesis of identity construction in the opening narratives of Exodus. Federico’s areas of expertise and teaching interests include postcolonial biblical criticism, Third Space theory, contextual/global approaches to biblical interpretation, pedagogy of exegetical methodology, and literary/rhetorical-critical exegesis. His love for the Los Angeles Lakers is eclipsed only by his love for his wife, Jacqueline, and daughter, Evangeline.


  • Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary, 2013
  • Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary, 2005
  • M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary, 2003
  • B.A., Azusa Pacific University, 2000


School of Theology

  • Department of Biblical and Religious Studies


  • Contextual/Global Approaches to Biblical Interpretation
  • Hermeneutics
  • Postcolonial Biblical Criticism

Courses Taught

  • UBBL 100 – Introduction to Biblical Literature: Exodus/Deuteronomy
  • UBBL 310 – I and II Samuel
  • UBBL 320 – Hebrew Poetical and Wisdom Literature