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Starr King School for the Ministry
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Hellenistic Judaism, Second Temple Judaism, Sibylline Oracles, Pseudepigrapha, Hellenistic Literature, Gender & Sexuality in Ancient Mediterranean Religions, Early Christianity, Women's Studies
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About Me

My background is in Classics and Jewish History, my specialization is Hellenistic Judaism. My particular interests include showcasing examples of women and power in the ancient Mediterranean that challenge gender meta-narratives concerning agency and authority, and how Jewish authors used Greco-Roman mythology as a conduit for political and cultural commentary. I take an inter-disciplinary approach to my work which includes literary, cultural historical, and feminist theories, as well as insight from art history and archaeology.

Recent Publications

“Leader, Leadership in Second Temple and Hellenistic Judaism” in Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR) de Gruyter, v.15:1126-7 (2017).

“Book Review of There is No Crime for Those Who Have Christ” in Journal of the Bible and Its Reception (DGJBR) 3.1 (2016): 157-159.

“The Changing Shape of Venus in Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura” in Notanda Borea Newsletter Vol. X no.2 Fall 2014/Winter 2015 (California Classical Association Northern Section).

“God As Kingly Foil in III Maccabees” in Zutot: Perspectives on Jewish Culture 11.1 (2014): 57-69.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Literary History, Religion, Sexuality, Women