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Chakrita M Saulina

Chakrita M Saulina

PhD Candidate


After finishing her Bachelor of Engineering (majoring in Industrial Engineering) from the University of Indonesia, Chakrita started pursuing her passion for theology and biblical studies. She began her graduate studies in theology with a Master of Divinity at Acadia Divinity College (Acadia University, Canada).  In the program, she achieved many awards and distinctions, such as the Silver Medal in Theology from Acadia University for her academic achievement as the top all-around graduating student from the Divinity College, and the President’s Award from Acadia Divinity College for attaining the highest GPA over her entire academic career. After graduating from Acadia, Chakrita taught several courses in Biblical studies and theology at a theological college in Parapat, North Sumatera, Indonesia for about a year.

She continued her studies at Yale Divinity School completing her Master of Sacred Theology, focused on New Testament studies. During her studies at Yale University, she was granted the James L. Waits International Award which supports the most promising students from developing regions of the world in the master’s program. In this program, she also got a chance to work with distinguished figures in New Testament scholarship, such as Prof. Adela Yarbro Collins as her former supervisor. She is now reading the New Testament for a PhD degree here at the University of Cambridge under the direction of Prof. Judith M. Lieu. 

Subject area and speciality

New Testament specialists:

The Narrative Function of Evil Spirits in the Gospel of Luke

Research Interests

  • Demonology in NT text, in particular, the Gospels; along with the development of demonology in Second Temple Judaism literature. 
  • Demonology in ancient Near-Easter and Greco-Roman world.
  • Christology in the Gospels, in particular, the Synoptics. 
  • • Magic and Myth in the ancient world,
  • Apocalyptic literature,
  • Developing methodology for Narrative Criticism. 
  • Women in the New Testament world

Other Professional Activities

Indonesian Christian Women for Biblical Studies (Founder and Mentor)


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