Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Historical Studies and Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto. Supervisor: Andreas Bendlin.

Steering Committee Member (2016-), Early Christianity and the Ancient Economy, Society of Biblical Literature


In prep. “Poor, Poverty (New Testament),” in Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception.

2018  Review of James R. Harrison and L.L. Welborn (eds.), The First Urban Churches I: Methodological Foundations. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2015. Review of Biblical Literature.

2017  Review of Michael J. Sandford, Poverty, Wealth, and Empire: Jesus and Postcolonial Criticism. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2014. Religious Studies Review 43.3: 281-2.

2016  “Prospecting,” in The Encyclopedia of Ancient History: https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah30062

2015  Review of Sandrine Coin-Longeray, Poésie de la richesse et de la pauvreté. Étude du vocabulaire de la richesse et de la pauvreté dans la poésie grecque antique, d’Homère à Aristophane: ἄφενος, ὄλβος, πλοῦτος, πενία, πτωχός. Saint-Etienne: Publications de l’Université de Saint-Etienne, 2014. Bryn Mawr Classical Review: https://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2015/2015.10.28/


How Much Are You Worth? Money and Social Identities in Ancient Christian Literature and the Roman Mediterranean. Doctoral thesis.

Labor and Professions in Early Christianity and the Roman Empire. Multi-author volume co-edited with Tony Keddie and Sarah Rollens.

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