Dr. Aminta Arrington

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Dr. Aminta Arrington

Dr. Aminta Arrington

Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies

Ph.D., Biola University
M.A., Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
B.A., Wheaton College

AArrington@jbu.edu

After 8 years in China, Dr. Arrington came to JBU to share her passion for the world's peoples and cultures.

Dr. Arrington has traversed both major and minor waterways throughout Southeast Asia: the Mekong River from northern Thailand, through Laos, Cambodia, and the Mekong Delta in Vietnam; the Irrawaddy river from Mandalay to Bagan in Myanmar (Burma); and, trekked through northern Thailand on foot and via bamboo raft. She has explored the ruins of ancient civilizations at Siem Reap, Cambodia; Ayutthaya and Sukhotai in Thailand; and, Hue, Vietnam. She has traveled across the length of Java (east to west) and Vietnam (south to north) by rail. She spent a year studying Japanese in Tokyo. She has participated in homestays with the Karen of northern Thailand and the Bidayuh of Malaysian Borneo. She has been attacked by monkeys in Bali and eaten mango sticky rice in Thailand too many times to count. But her greatest joys are found in worshipping God with Christians from the Global South, and in teaching her students to better understand and appreciate the depth, diversity, and beauty of what the Greek New Testament calls the pante ta ethne--the world's peoples and cultures.