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Quach Soquier Irene

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Irene Quach Soquier

PhD Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:


Irene is enrolled in a PhD in Early Christianity, with a minor in Early Judaism, focusing her work on the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in the New Testament. Born and raised in Paris, France, she grew up in a Cantonese-speaking family, with her mother tongue being French. She pursued her masters in Nyack, NY. She is particularly interested in examining the intricate relationship between languages, cultures, and interpretive methods in first century Judea.


  • McMaster University, Ph.D. in Religious Studies, 2018–
  • Alliance Theological Seminary (NY, USA), M. Div. in Bible and Theology, 2015–2018
  • ADERF (Paris, France) Physical Therapy Degree, 2008-2011
  • Faculté de Médecine de Paris VI- Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris France), First year of Bachelor of Medicine, 2006-2008


TA Experience

  • Greek Bible & the Western Mediterranean World (2017-2018)
  • Greek II: Readings; Greek III: Exegesis (2016-2018) including tutoring sessions