Walker Robins received his PhD in History from OU in 2015. The monograph based on his dissertation, Between Dixie and Zion: Southern Baptists’ Palestine Questions, is currently under contract with the University of Alabama Press (Religion and Culture Series). The work examines how Southern Baptists engaged the land, the people, and the politics of Palestine prior to the creation of Israel in 1948.
While a graduate student, he contributed several articles to Professor Stillman’s Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, including entries on “Christian Missionaries and Missionary Schools,” “Jews in Arabic Cinema,” and "Wine and Alcoholic Beverages." In 2014, he published an essay, "A Meshummad in Dixie: Jacob Gartenhaus as a Convert Missionary in the Southern Baptist Convention, 1921-1949," in Carsten Schapkow's co-edited volume, Konversion in Räumen jüdischer Geschichte. He taught two undergraduate courses at OU--"How the Holy Land Became Holy" and "Jews in Hollywood"--and taught Senior Seminars with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute throughout the year. Currently Robins serves as an Adjuct Lecturer at Bridgewater State University, in Massachusetts.