About

I am a doctoral candidate at New York University, studying the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East under the advisement of Mark S. Smith. My dissertation is a study of the poetic laments over fallen warriors in the Homeric Epic tradition and the Hebrew Bible.

Dissertation “David, Achilles, and the Women’s Laments: Lamentation over the Fallen Warrior in the Hebrew Bible and Homeric Epics”

Interests

Hebrew Bible, Biblical Poetry, Early/Archaic Greek Poetry, Oral Poetics, Eastern Mediterranean Cross-cultural Interaction, Levantine Archaeology

Education

PhD New York University; expected May 2021
Hebrew and Judaic Studies: Hebrew Bible
MPhil New York University; 2018
Hebrew and Judaic Studies
MA University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); 2013
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
BA Brandeis University; 2010
Classics; Near Eastern and Judaic Studies

Publications

“Like Golden Aphrodite: Grieving Women in the Homeric Epics and Aphrodite’s Lament for Adonis.” Classical Quarterly (forthcoming).

“Oh, That One Would Hear Me! The Dialogue of Job, Unanswered.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 82.4 (2020). 582-604.

“Aesop and Jotham’s Parable of the Trees (Judges 9:8-15).” Vetus Testamentum 69.1 (2019). 81-94.

Memberships

Society of Biblical Literature

Association for Jewish Studies

Society for Classical Studies

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