About

Teaching at Phillips Academy Andover; Researching at Harvard University

I study the manuscripts, wars, and creation & end-time visions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. So, you know, the boring stuff.

Education

PhD Princeton University (2021)

MSc University of Edinburgh (2014)

BA McGill University (2013)

Other Publications

See CV!

(You can always email me for PDFs)

Blog Posts

    Projects

    Dissertation-turned-book coming out soon: The Apocalypse of the Birds: Enoch in the First-Century CE, with Edinburgh University Press. Abstract available here.

    Articles on material philology & how it transforms our sources for the study of ancient Judaism and Christianity in Journal of Biblical Literature, Jewish Studies Quarterly, and Metatron.

    On the teaching of classical myth and tragedy: with Mathura Umachandran in Teaching Classics in the U.S. Prison System, and forthcoming with The Classical World.

    I also have projects in the works on basically everything you can think of with reference to the Book of Enoch, including articles on 1) its transmission in Greek, 2) its early-modern study inflected by European caricatures of Ethiopia, 3) the entanglement of its manuscripts with anti-Judaism, 4) the construction and editing of its Aramaic manuscripts by J.T. Milik, and 5) the dating of its constituent parts. If you are interested at all in any of this, please email me, and I’ll send you what I’ve got.

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    Talk on book-project with Harvard University’s Scrolls, Books, and Textuality in the Ancient World Workshop: March 2022.

    Talk on Massekhet Kelim with the Society of Biblical Literature’s section on Book History, for an invited panel on The Critical Edition as Technology: November 2022.

    Memberships

    Society of Biblical Literature, American Society of Overseas Research

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