Joseph Kimmel

Joseph Kimmel

Instructor in Graeca


  • AB, University of Chicago
  • MA (Clinical Psychology), Wheaton College
  • MDiv, Harvard Divinity School
  • AM, Harvard University


Joseph Kimmel is serving as Instructor in Graeca during the 2020–21 academic year. He recently earned a Teaching Certificate from Harvard University’s Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, and has been awarded multiple Certificates of Distinction in Teaching from the Bok Center for his work as a teaching fellow. He has served in this capacity (and as head teaching fellow) in a variety of courses both at Harvard Divinity School and Harvard College, and also has worked as a visiting lecturer at a college in Nepal. His dissertation in progress focuses on ancient Mediterranean perceptions and uses of proper names as tools of power, especially as presented in early Christian texts and amulets.


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