Visiting Scholar
Jagiellonian University, Kraków







Marcin Rzepka is an Associate Professor at the Institute for the Study of Religions, Jagiellonian University, Kraków (Poland). He received his M.A. in Slavic Studies (1999) M.A. in Iranian Studies (2003) , and a Ph.D. in the field of philology (2008), all from the Jagiellonian University, Kraków (Poland). His Ph.D. explored the cultural and social aspects of the translation of the Bible into Iranian languages. He extended and deepened his interest in the cultural history of the Bible in the Muslim communities and the Christian-Muslim relations and interactions while working at the Institute of History of the Pontifical University in Krakow (2008–2020). His current work includes the ethnoreligious changes and transformations in the modern Middle East with special emphasis on the identity issues among the Assyrians living in Iran and Iraq and  the development of Pentecostalism in the Middle East and Central-Eastern Europe. His  recent publications are, The Origins of the Pentecostal Movement in Iran: History and Narration (PentecoStudies, 2022), and Prayer and Protest: The Protestant Communities in Revolutionary Iran (Krakow: Unum Press 2017). While at the Department in the 2023 summer semester, he co-ordinates a course on “Religion in Contemporary Iran.”