Federico A. Roth, PhD


Professor, Department of Biblical and Religious Studies

Phone: (626) 815-5036

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: John and Marilyn Duke Academic Complex, Duke 261

Federico A. Roth, PhD, is a professor of biblical studies. He received his PhD in Hebrew Bible from Fuller Theological Seminary, and his dissertation offered a postcolonial exegesis of identity construction in the opening narratives of Exodus. Roth’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 daughters, Evangeline and Liliana.


  • PhD, Hebrew Bible, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • ThM, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • BA, Azusa Pacific University

Academic Area

  • School of Theology


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

Courses Taught

  • UBBL 100 – Exodus/Deuteronomy
  • UBBL 310 – Rising of the King: I and II Samuel
  • UBBL 317 – Ruth and Esther
  • UBBL 320 – Hebrew Poetical and Wisdom Literature
  • UBBL 350 – Geographical and Historical Setting of the Bible
  • UBBL 483 – Postcolonial Biblical Interpretation
  • UBBL 495 - Special Topics in Biblical Studies