I am an associate professor of Theology at St. Mary’s University, where I teach courses in the Hebrew Bible and its reception, and religious studies and Theology more broadly. I have also held positions as a Harry Starr Fellow in Judaica at Harvard’s Center for Jewish Studies, and as a Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law Scholar-in-Residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute.
My first book, Demons in the Details: Demonic Discourse and Rabbinic Culture in the Babylonian Talmud (August 2022), looks at demonic discourse in the Babylonian Talmud in its legal, narrative, and socio-cultural contexts. I am currently working on a new project exploring ancient Jewish constructions of the fetus in the contexts of the Roman and Sasanian empires.
In addition to my research and my teaching, I seek to contribute meaningfully to scholarly conversations within my discipline and within the larger university community. I serve as a member of the board for the Association for Jewish Studies, and co-chair the Unit on Traditions of the Late Antique East for the American Academy of Religion. I also serve as co-director of the Association for Jewish Studies’ Paula Hyman Mentorship Program.
I completed my Ph.D. in Judaism in Late Antiquity in the Program in Judaic Studies and the Department of Religious Studies at Yale University (2015). I have an MA in Religion from Columbia University and a BA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University.
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