I hold a Ph.D. in Hebrew and Old Testament Studies from the University of Edinburgh, where I was supervised by Hans M. Barstad. My doctoral thesis investigated the nature of prophecy in the book of Jeremiah. My international academic training in philosophy, religious studies, theology, and biblical studies includes study at the University of Richmond, Union Presbyterian Seminary, the University of Edinburgh, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, and l’Institut Catholique, Paris.


Ph.D., Hebrew and Old Testament Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK, 2017.

Exchange student, Evangelisch-theologische Fakultät, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany, Winter semester, 2014–15.

Certificate of study, French as foreign language, Institut de langue et de culture françaises, Institut Catholique, Paris, August 2013 and July 2014.

M.Th. (by Research), Hebrew and Old Testament Studies, University of Edinburgh, 2012.

M.Div., Union Presbyterian Seminary, USA, 2011.

B.A., Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Richmond, USA, 2007.


How Prophecy Works: A Study of the Semantic Field of נביא and a Close Reading of Jeremiah 1:4–19, 23:9–40 and 27:1–28:17. Forschungen zur Religion und Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments 272. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, forthcoming.

“Deutero-Jeremianic Language in the Temple Sermon. A Response to Christl Maier.” Pages 135–44 in: Jeremiah’s Scriptures: Production, Reception, Interaction, and Transformation. Edited by Konrad Schmid and Hindy Najman. Supplements to the Journal of the Study of Judaism 173. Leiden: Brill, 2017.

“Prophets, Kings and Honour in the Narrative of 1 Kgs 22.” Pages 64–75 in: Prophets and Prophecy in Stories: Papers Read at the Fifth Meeting of the Edinburgh Prophecy Network, Utrecht October 2013. Edited by Bob Becking and Hans M. Barstad. Oudtestamentische studiën 65. Leiden: Brill, 2015.


Associate Fellow, UK Higher Education Academy (2016–).

Society for Old Testament Study (2015–).

Society of Biblical Literature (2010–).

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