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Donghyun Jeong’s research and teaching focus on the intersection of religion, literature, and social history in the ancient Mediterranean world. Jeong completed a PhD in Religion at Emory University (2021), comparing the Greek and Roman mystery cults with early Christian ritual through the lens of cultural anthropology and the sociology of religion. He has also published and presented on various topics, such as ancient slavery and warfare, afterlife beliefs, and ancient literary culture. Among Classical works that he has particularly worked with are Euripides’s Bacchae, Apuleius’s Metamorphoses, and Plutarch’s Moralia. Prior to completing his PhD, Jeong earned a BA in Literature from Yonsei University, an MDiv from Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and an STM from Yale University Divinity School.