Curriculum Vitae

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PhD    Princeton University, Religion                                                            August, 2014

MA     University of Michigan, Judaic Studies                                         December, 2008

BA      Rollins College, Classical Studies with Honors                                        May 2005



Michael on my Right, Gabriel on my Left: Angels in Ancient Jewish Culture. University of California Press, 2021.

Co-edited with Alexander Koçar, Placing Ancient Texts: the Rhetorical and Ritual Use of Space. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018.

Journal Articles

“Gender and the Angels in Late Antique Judaism.” Jewish Studies Quarterly, forthcoming.

“Analogies of Violence in Rabbinic literature.” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 34:2 (2018): 59–74.

With Sarit Kattan-Gribetz, “The Daughters of Israel: An Analysis of the Term in Late Ancient Jewish Sources.” Jewish Quarterly Review 108.1 (2018): 1–27.

Book Chapters

With Rena Lauer, “Women’s Movements in the Pre-Modern Era.” The Routledge Global History of Feminism. Edited by Bonnie G. Smith and Nova Robinson. Routledge, forthcoming.

“Jewish Towns and Neighborhoods.” The Blackwell Companion to Late Ancient Jews and Judaism. Edited by Naomi Koltun-Fromm and Gwynn Kessler. Wiley-Blackwell, 2020.

“The Spatial and Social Dynamics of Jewish Babylonian Incantations.” Pages 243–269 in Placing Ancient Texts: the Rhetorical and Ritual Use of Space. Edited by Mika Ahuvia and Alexander Koçar. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018.

“Darkness Upon the Abyss: Depicting Cosmogony in Late Antiquity.” Pages 255–270 in In the Beginning: Jewish and Christian Cosmogony in Late Antiquity. Edited by Lance Jenott and Sarit Kattan-Gribetz. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013.

With John Gager, “Some Notes on Jesus and his Parents: From the New Testament Gospels to the Toledot Yeshu.” Pages 997–1019 in Envisioning Judaism: Studies in Honor of Peter Schäfer on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday. Edited by Ra’anan Boustan et al. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013.

Encyclopedia Entries

“Mysticism” and “Liturgy.” The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization. Vol. 2. New Haven: Yale University Press, forthcoming.

“Mediator,” “Memra,” “Metatron,” “Michael.” Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception. Edited by Barry Walfish. De Gruyter, forthcoming.

“Angelology.” Routledge Dictionary of Ancient Mediterranean Religions. New York: Routledge, 2016.

“Popular Religion and Magic” and “Sexual Violence in Early Judaism,” The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies. Edited by Julia O’Brien. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Book Reviews

Review of The Myth of Rebellious Angels: Studies in Second Temple Judaism and New Testament Texts by Loren T. Stuckenbruck. Journal of the American Oriental Society, forthcoming.

Review of Religious Studies and Rabbinics: A Conversation by Elizabeth Shanks Alexander and Beth Berkowitz. Ancient Jew Review. June 15, 2020.

Review of Writing on the Wall: Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity by Karen Stern. AJS Review 43:1 (2019): 199–201. 

Review of Jewish Messiahs in a Christian Empire: A History of the book of Zerubbabel byMartha Himmelfarb. Studies in Late Antiquity 1.3(Summer 2017): 311–314.

Review of The Dynasty of the Jewish Patriarchs by Albert Appelbaum. Journal of Early Christian Studies 24.2 (Summer 2016): 293–4.

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