PhD, Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley (2012); designated emphasis in Critical Theory
MA, Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley (2009)
BA, Religion, Swarthmore College, 2006




In Progress       Reading beyond Rape: The Hebrew Bible and the Feminist Imagination.

Forthcoming    Jonah: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. With John Kaltner and Steven L. McKenzie. Yale Anchor Bible Commentary, Yale University Press.

Forthcoming    What Are They Saying about the Book of Jonah? With John Kaltner and Steven L. McKenzie. Paulist Press.

2021                 Texts after Terror: Rape, Sexual Violence, and the Hebrew Bible. Oxford University Press.

2016                 Are We Not Men? Unstable Masculinity in the Hebrew Prophets. Oxford University Press.


Edited Volumes

In progress       Narrating Rape: Lacunae and Shifting Perspectives in (Biblical) Literature and Popular Culture. Editor, with L. Juliana M. Claassens and Christl Maier.

Under contract Lee Edelman and the Queer Study of Religion. Editor, with Kent L. Brintnall and Linn Tonstad. Routledge.

Under contract Ruth: Themes and Issues in Biblical Studies. Equinox. Editor, with Philippe Guillaume.

2020                 “Who Knows What We’d Make of It, If We Ever Got Our Hands on It?”: The Bible and Margaret Atwood. Editor, with Peter J. Sabo. Biblical Intersections. Gorgias Press.   

Winner: Best Edited Volume Award, Margaret Atwood Society.

2020                 The Bible, Gender, and Sexuality: Critical Readings. Editor, with Lynn Huber. Bloomsbury Academic / T&T Clark.

2019                 Rape Culture and Religious Studies: Critical and Pedagogical Engagements. Editor, with Cooper Minister and Beatrice Lawrence. Feminist Studies and Sacred Texts. Lexington Books.


Peer-Reviewed Articles

2022                 “A Child Is Being Eaten: Maternal Cannibalism and the Hebrew Bible in the Company of Fairy Tales.” Journal of Biblical Literature, Vol. 142, No. 2.

2022                 “Testifying Bodies: The Bible and Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments.” With Peter J.    Sabo. Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion. Vol. 38, No.1.

2020                 “‘Even unto this Bitter Loving’: Unhappiness and Queer Feeling in the Book of Ruth,” Biblical Interpretation, Vol. 29.

2020                 “Gender, Sexuality, and the Bible: Teaching for Social Justice,” Journal for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1.

2020                 “Underwater Archaeology: The Compositional Layers of the Book of Jonah.” With Steven L. McKenzie and John Kaltner. Vetus Testamentum, Vol. 70, No. 1.

2019                 “Fuzzy, Messy, Icky: The Edges of Consent in Biblical Rape Narratives and Rape Culture,” The Bible & Critical Theory, Vol. 15, No. 2.

2019                 “Elisha’s Body and the Queer Touch of Prophecy.” Biblical Theology Bulletin Vol. 49, No, 1.

2018                 “‘Day of the Woman’: Judges 4-5 as Slasher and Rape Revenge Narrative.” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, Vol 30, No. 3.

2018                 “When Bodies Meet: Fraught Companionship and Entangled Embodiment in Jeremiah.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Vol. 86, No. 4.

2018                 “The Caves of the Hebrew Bible: A Speleology,” with Peter J. Sabo, University of Alberta. Biblical Interpretation, Vol. 26, No. 1.

2017                 “Yahweh as Maternal Vampire in Second Isaiah: Reading Gender and Prophecy with Luce Irigaray.” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion Vol. 33, No. 1.

2016                 “‘Hear and Give Ear!’: The Soundscape of Jeremiah,” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Vol. 40, No. 4.

2015                 “No Child Left Behind: Reading Jephthah’s Daughter with The Babylon Complex.” The Bible & Critical Theory, Vol. 11, No. 2.

2015                 “Masculinity, Materiality, and the Body of Moses,” Biblical Interpretation, Vol. 23, No. 3.

2011                 “Uncanny Bodies, Impossible Knowledge and Somatic Excess in Isaiah 29,” The Bible & Critical Theory, Vol. 7, No. 1.


Book Chapters

Invited             “Love Makes a Family: Queer Kinship in Ruth,” in Hermeneutics and Homiletics: Transgressive Readings for Transformational Preaching, ed. Yung Suk Kim. Wipf & Stock.

Invited             “After the Idyll Ends: (Re)reading Ruth” in Ruth: Themes and Issues in Biblical Studies, ed. Philippe Guillaume and Rhiannon Graybill. Equinox.

Invited             “Rolling in the Deep: Literary Layers and Textual Art in the Book of Jonah.” With John Kaltner and Steven L. McKenzie. Jonah: Themes and Issues in Biblical Studies, ed. Karolien Vermeulen. Equinox.

Forthcoming    “Prophecy and Consent: The Case of Jonah,” in Queering the Prophet: On Jonah, and Other Activists, ed. L. Juliana Claassens, Steed Vernyl Davidson, Charlene van der Walt, and Ashwin Thyssen. SCM Press.

Forthcoming  Gender, Sexuality, and the Bible: Teaching for Social Justice.” In The Bible and Social Justice, ed. Johanna Stiebert. Sheffield Phoenix Press.

Forthcoming    “Conquest’s Compulsion: Against the Promise of the Promised Land in the Hebrew Bible” in Lee Edelman and the Queer Study of Religion, ed. Rhiannon Graybill, Kent Brintnall, and Linn Tonstad. Routledge.

Forthcoming    “How to Do Things with(out) Men: Feminist Masculinity Hermeneutics and Ezekiel 8-11.” Susanne Scholz, ed., Doing Biblical Masculinity Studies as Feminist Studies?: Critical Interrogations. Sheffield Phoenix.

2023                 “Sex in Public in the Song of Songs: ‘But Where is the Tweaking, Thwacking, Thumping, Sliming, and Rubbing You Might Have Expected–or Dreaded–in a Paper on Sex?’” in Reading the Song of Songs in a #MeToo Era, ed. Elaine T. James and Simeon Chavel. Brill.

2021                 “Where is Clytemnestra When You Need Her? Gender, Alterity, and the Masculine Economy of Prophecy in Isaiah 56-66” in Prophetic Otherness: Constructions of Otherness in Prophetic Literature, ed. Steed Vernyl Davidson and Daniel Timmer. Bloomsbury T&T Clark.

2020                 “The LongPen, the Future Library, and Biblical Prophecy: Thinking Writing with Margaret Atwood,” in “Who Knows What We’d Make of It, If We Ever Got Our Hands on It?”: The Bible and Margaret Atwood, ed. Rhiannon Graybill and Peter Sabo. Gorgias.

2020                 “Arcane Energy: An Afterword on the Bible and The Testaments,” in “Who Knows What We’d Make of It, If We Ever Got Our Hands on It?”: The Bible and Margaret Atwood, ed. Rhiannon Graybill and Peter Sabo. Gorgias.

2020                 “Jonah in the Book of the Twelve,” with John Kaltner and Steven L. McKenzie, in The Book of the Twelve: Composition, Reception, and Interpretation, ed. Lena Tiemeyer and Jakob Wörhle. Formation and Interpretation of Old Testament Literature, Brill.

2019                 “Prophecy and the Problem of Happiness: The Case of Jonah” in Reading with Feeling: Affect Theory and the Bible, ed. Jennifer Koosed and Fiona Black. SBL Press.

2019                 Jonah’s Masculinity ‘Between Men’: The Prophet in Critical Homosocial Perspective” in Hebrew Masculinities Anew, ed. Ovidiu Creangă. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix.

2019                 “Good Intentions are Not Enough” in Rape Culture and Religious Studies: Critical and Pedagogical Engagements, ed. Graybill, Minister, and Lawrence.

2018                 “Phyllis Trible,” in Introduction to Contemporary Theories of Religion, ed. Meredith Minister and Sarah J. Bloesch. Bloomsbury T&T Clark.

2018                 “Rock Me Sexy Jesus? Gender and Sexuality in Biblical Films,” in A Bible and Film Companion, ed. Richard Walsh. Bloomsbury T&T Clark.

2016                 “Textuality,” in Embodied Religion: Bodies, Sex and Sexuality, ed. Kent L. Brintnall. Palgrave Macmillan.

2016                 “Surpassing the Love of Women: From Feminism to Queer Theory in Biblical Studies,” in Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Retrospect, vol. 3., ed. Susanne Scholz. Sheffield Phoenix.

2015                 “The Eldritch Scroll: Fantasies of the Found Book in Borges, Lovecraft, and 2 Kings,” in Borges and the Bible: A Collection of Essays, ed. Richard Walsh and Jay Twomey. Sheffield Phoenix.

2015                 “Jeremiah, Sade, and Repetition as Counterpleasure in the Oracle against Edom,” in Concerning the Nations: Oracles against the Nations in Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, ed. Andrew Mein, Else K. Holt, and Hyun Chul Paul Kim. T&T Clark. The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies. Bloomsbury T&T Clark.

2014                 “Voluptuous, Tortured, and Unmanned: Ezekiel and Daniel Paul Schreber” in The Bible and Posthumanism, Semeia Studies. SBL Press, ed. Jennifer L. Koosed.

2013                 “Enter Job, with Fear and Trembling,” in Recognition and Modes of Knowledge: Anagnorisis from Antiquity to Contemporary Theory, ed. Teresa Russo, University of Alberta Press.


Shorter Journal Pieces, Handbook Entries, and Other Scholarly Writing

Invited             Promising Young Woman and Sexual Violence in Ezekiel,” Interpretation; special issue on film, edited by Samuel Adams.

Invited             “Violence and Masculinity” in The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and Violence, edited by Matthew A. Collins and Paul Middleton. Oxford.

Forthcoming    “Incendiary Devices: The Bible, Women, and Margaret Atwood,” in The Bible and Women Encyclopaedia. With Peter J. Sabo.

Forthcoming    “Gender Approaches to the Hebrew Bible” and “What Does the Hebrew Bible Say about LGBTQIA?” in The Old Testament / Hebrew Scriptures in Five Minutes, edited by Diana Edelman and Philippe Guillaume. Equinox.

Forthcoming    Study notes on Jonah, Westminster Study Bible. With John Kaltner and Steven L. McKenzie. Westminster John Knox.

Forthcoming    “Bodies, Gender, and Sexuality,” in The Oxford Handbook of the Hebrew Bible, Gender and Sexuality, ed. Deborah Rooke. Oxford.

Forthcoming    “The Monstrous Feminine,” with Peter J. Sabo, in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Monsters, ed. Brandon Grafius and John W. Morehead. Oxford.

Forthcoming    “Eve in Feminist SF,” Routledge Companion to Eve, ed. Caroline Blyth and Katie Edwards. Routledge.

Forthcoming    “Un/familiar Theology at the (Queer) (Feminist) End of the World.” Part of a roundtable on Susannah Cornwall’s Un/familiar Theology, edited by Jacob J. Ericson. Forthcoming in Theology & Sexuality.

2021                 “Where Are All the Women?” Forum: Social Inclusion and the Ethics of Citation, Journal of Biblical Literature, 140, no. 4 (2021): 819–825.

2021                 “AJR Conversations: Texts after Terror.” With Jill Hicks-Keeton. October 29, 2021. Link.

2021                 “Sexual Violence and the Hebrew Bible.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Biblical Studies. Ed. Christopher Matthews. New York: Oxford University Press.

2021                 “The Jeremian Oracles Against the Nations” in The Oxford Handbook on Jeremiah, ed. Louis Stulman and Ed Silver.

2021                 “AJR Conversations: The Bible and Margaret Atwood.” With Scott S. Elliot and Peter J. Sabo. Ancient Jew Review, March 3, 2021. Link.

2020                 “Embodiment in Ezekiel,” in The Oxford Handbook on Ezekiel, ed. Corrine Carvalho.

2019                 “Rape, Rape Culture, and the Story of Dinah,” Point of View Publishing: Biblical Studies. Published in the collections Recent Interpretive Approaches in Biblical Studies, Engaging the Bible: Contemporary Perspectives, Sex & Bible, Contextual Approaches to the Old Testament.

2018                 “Responses to the ELCA ‘Draft social statement on women.’” With Jessica Crist. Dialog Vol. 57, No. 3.

2017                 “Critiquing the Discourse of Consent,” contribution to a roundtable on “Cultivating an Intersectional Framework for Teaching about Rape Culture,” Journal for the Feminist Study of Religion Vol. 33, No. 1.

2017                 Forum, “Sexual Violence in and Around the Classroom.” With Meredith Minister and Beatrice Lawrence. Teaching Theology and Religion Vol. 20 , No. 1.

2015                 Focus On: Teaching about Sexual Violence in the Hebrew Bible, Oxford Biblical Studies Online, 2015.

2015                 Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception, De Gruyter.                                        Entries: incest, man, misogyny, mouth

2015                 “Male-Female Sexuality: Hebrew Bible,” Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies, ed. Julia O’Brien.

2014                 Thematic Guide, “Gender and the Hebrew Bible,” Oxford Biblical Studies Online.

2014                 Thematic Guide, “LGBTQ Sexuality and the Hebrew Bible,” Oxford Biblical Studies Online.

2013                 “Literary Criticism, Literary Theory, and the Bible” Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation, ed. Steven L. McKenzie.


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