PhD Bible and Ancient Near East, Brandeis University

MTS Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Harvard Divinity School

MS Special Education, Hunter College

BA with honors Religion, Oberlin College


FORTHCOMING “‘For Rachel I Will Return the Israelites’: Maternal Grief and Loss in the Early Jewish Imagination.” In Constructions of Gender in Late Antiquity, edited by K. Ehrensperger, J. Hoppe, S. Sheinfeld. Lexington/Fortress Academic.

2023               “Discourse and Intercourse: Women’s Speech and Sexuality in the House of the Father.”  Forthcoming at Avar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Life and Society in the Ancient Near East.

2021                “Part of the Same Miracle: Women and Visual Art in the Dura Europos Synagogue.” In Material Culture and Women’s Religious Experience in Antiquity: An Interdisciplinary Symposium, edited by Mark D. Ellison, Catherine Gines Taylor, and Carolyn Osiek. Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield).

2020. “From Pain to Redemption: 1 Timothy 2:15 in Its Jewish Context.” In Gender and         Second Temple Judaism, edited by Kathy Ehrensberger and Shayna Sheinfeld. Lexington Books/Fortress Press.

2020. “Surfacing in the Wild: The Heroine’s Journey through the Lens of the Biblical Midbar.” In “Who Knows What We’d Ever Make of It, If We Ever Got Our Hands on It?”: The Bible and Margaret Atwood, edited by Rhiannon Graybill and Peter Sabo. Gorgias Press.

2019. Review of Marjorie Lehman, Jane L. Kanarek, and Simon J. Bronner, eds., Mothers in the Jewish Cultural Imagination. Ancient Jew Review (online).

2018                Review of Rhiannon Graybill, Are We Not Men? Unstable Masculinity in the Hebrew Prophets.Ancient Jew Review (online).


2013                “Prayer, Petition, and Even Prophecy: The Widow of Zarephath in Word and Image,” in Cult/ure: The Graduate Journal of Harvard Divinity School (now The Graduate Journal of Harvard Divinity School), 8.2.

Blog Posts

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    Dec. 20, 2022 “Women as Birth Experts in Late Antiquity.” Late Antique Realia: Childbirth, Mosaics, and Festivals section of the Association of Jewish Studies Conference. Boston, MA.


    Society of Biblical Literature

    Association of Jewish Studies

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