AboutChance McMahon is a PhD student in Comparative Literature at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Their research focuses on how ancient Israelite, Jewish, and Christian literature appropriate imperial political ideology both to deconstruct such ideologies while presenting an alternative social order that mirrors imperial political ideology.
Education2015 to Present — Ph.D. Candidate, ABD Comparative Literature, Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies; Ph.D. Minor in Religious Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Expected: April 2020)
2016 — M.A. in Comparative Literature, Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2015 — M.A. in Hebrew and Semitic Studies, Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2010 — B.A. in Jewish Studies (Bible and Foundations of Ancient Judaism) and Religious Studies; Minor in Philosophy (Social Ethics), University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
MembershipsAmerican Academy of Religion (AAR); American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA); Association of Jewish Studies (AJS); Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)