Other research interests


My research interests include rabbinic subjectivity and definitions of personhood, constructions of gender and authority in rabbinic literature, and rabbinic imaginings of and encounters with the Other in Late Antique Palestine and Babylonia.

I am currently working on my next book project, tentatively titled Fetal Positions: The Talmudic Construction of Personhood. While many modern discussions about the fetus center on the question of whether or not the fetus is considered a person, my work moves beyond this binary to research how one particular late antique religious community explored not whether the fetus is considered a person, but more crucially, what kind(s) of person it is.

You can read a number of my published articles on my academia.edu website.