Joseph E. Brito is a PhD Student at the Department of Religion, Concordia University. He holds a BTh and MA from the Université de Montréal in the field of Theology, as well as studies in English literature and Humanities. His dissertation examines the depiction and characterization of slaves in the social imaginaries as found in Christian apocryphal literature, using a narrative and post-colonial lens. His PhD dissertation is funded by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec Société et Culture (FRQSC). Joseph's interests in the field range from ancient forms of Christianities, early Christian apocryphal literature, Roman slavery, New Testament studies, synchronic methods, literary studies, sociology, ancient civilizations, media-theories, post-colonial theories, and gender studies.