I’m a scholar of ancient Israel and the Near East, specializing in Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism, and intercultural contact and exchange (especially of religious phenomena) in the later first millennium B.C.E.  I hold a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Yale University, and my first book, Predicting the Past in the Ancient Near East, was published in Brown University’s Judaic Studies series in 2012.

I’m currently Visiting Assistant Professor in the Theology Department at Marquette University.