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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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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.
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“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.
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- Gender, Literary History, Religion, Sexuality, Women