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EDUCATION

  • 2017-                   Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University: Cambridge, MA
    • Committee on the Study of Religion; New Testament and Early Christianity
    • Adviser: Karen King

 

  • 2015-2017      Master of Arts in Religion, Yale Divinity School: New Haven, CT     
    • Bible Concentration (New Testament/Early Christianity)
    • Advisers: Harold Attridge, Michal Beth Dinkler

 

  • 2011-2015       Bachelor of Arts, St. Olaf College: Northfield, MN                                     
    • May 2015; Religion, Classics, Ancient Studies; Distinction in Religion; Magna Cum Laude
    • Senior Thesis: “’They Did Not Belong to Us’: Johannine Language and Social Identity”
    • Advisers: Mara Benjamin, Jason Ripley

 

HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2017-         Harvard University Fellowship, Harvard University
  • 2016          Two Brothers Fellowship, Yale Divinity School
  • 2016          Dig Scholarship, Biblical Archaeology Society
  • 2016          President’s Scholarship, American Atheists
  • 2016          Albert Clark Award, Theta Alpha Kappa:
  • 2016          Art and Ritual at Mount Sinai, Travel Seminar Member, Yale University
  • 2015-2017      Pidcock Family Scholarship, Yale Divinity School
  • 2015-2017      Yale Divinity Scholarship
  • 2015          Theta Alpha Kappa Graduate Fellowship Award
  • 2015          Junia Award, St. Olaf College
  • 2014         Manson A. Stewart Scholarship, CAMWS
  • 2013         Maurine Dallas Watkins Greek Translation Contest Winner, Eta Sigma Phi
  • 2011-2015      St. Olaf Presidential Scholarship

ACADEMIC & COLLEGIAL SERVICE

  • 2017-2018         Non-Resident Tutor in Writing, Dunster House, Harvard University
  • 2017-2018         Peer Reviewer, Ancient Jew Review
  • 2017         Editorial Assistant to Omer Salem, Foundation for Religious Diplomacy
  • 2016-2018         Senior Editor, Glossolalia, Yale Divinity School
  • 2016-2017         Manuscript Processing Assistant, Center for Preservation and Conservation, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
  • 2016-2017         Research/Editorial Assistant to Harold Attridge, Yale Divinity School
  • 2016-2017        Research Assistant to Gregory Sterling, Yale Divinity School
  • 2016-2017        Committee for Renewal of New Testament Faculty, Yale Divinity School: Student Representative
  • 2016         Excavator, Huqoq Excavation Project/Field School
  • 2015-2018       Praxis Forum Steering Committee, Westar Institute: Member
  • 2015         Instructor/RA, Exploration Summer Programs, Yale University
  • 2014-2015       Greek Lab Instructor, St. Olaf College Classics Department
  • 2013-2014       Junior Counselor (RA), St. Olaf College Residence Life,
  • 2013-2014       Learning Consultant, St. Olaf College Academic Support Center
  • 2013        Classics Research Assistant, St. Olaf College Classics Department

LANGUAGES

Ancient: Greek (Homeric, Classical dialects, Koine); Coptic (various dialects, some Bohairic); Latin; Biblical Hebrew

Modern: German (reading proficiency); Spanish (reading proficiency); French (reading proficiency)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • 2018      “Deconstructing the Open Greek and Latin Project: The First Thousand Years of Greek.” Digital humanities/ digital classics workshop. Tufts University.
  • 2015      Faculty training regarding student diversity, gender & sexuality, and ESL sensitivity: Exploration Summer Programs at Yale (EXPLO)
  • 2013      Staff training regarding student diversity, gender & sexuality, and substance abuse: St. Olaf College Residence Life

 

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles:

  • 2017     “‘They Did Not Belong to Us’: Johannine Language and Social Identity.” Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa 41.1, 1-21.

Book Chapters: 

  • 2018/19      “4 Apocryphal Apocalypse of John.” More New Testament Apocrypha. Volume 2. Edited by Tony Burke and Brent Landau. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Encyclopedia Entries:

  • 2018      “Homosexuality (in Ancient Greek and Roman Religion).” In Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions: Faith and Culture Across History. Edited by Susan De Gaia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.
  • 2018      “Diana.” In Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions: Faith and Culture Across History. Edited by Susan De Gaia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.

Book Reviews:

  • 2018      Review of Tony Burke, ed., Fakes, Forgeries, and Fictions: Writing Ancient and Modern Christian Apocrypha. Proceedings from the 2015 York University Christian Apocrypha Symposium. Foreword by Andrew Gregory. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade 2017. In Vigiliae Christianae. 
  • 2016      Review of Kevin M. McGeough, The Ancient Near East in the Nineteenth Century: Appreciations and Appropriations. 3 vols. Hebrew Bible Monographs 67. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2015. In Relegere 6.2, 261-269.
  • 2016      Review of Matthias Konradt, Israel, Church, and the Gentiles in the Gospel of Matthew. trans. Kathleen Ess. Baylor-Mohr Siebeck Studies in Early Christianity. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014. In Neotestamentica 49.2, 457-462.
  • 2016      Review of Brian Britt, Biblical Curses and the Displacement of Tradition. The Bible in the Modern World 34. Sheffield: University of Sheffield Press, 2011. In Relegere 5.2, 113-119.

Online Material:

 

PRESENTATIONS, PANELS, & INVITED LECTURES

  • 2017      “To Be Greek or Not To Be Greek?: Pagans, Violence, and Egyptian Christian Identity in Shenoute of Atripe.” New England and Eastern Canada Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Yale Divinity School. New Haven, CT.
  • 2017      “The Fourth Great Awakening: History, Impact, & Possibilities.” Panelist, Praxis Forum, Westar Institute Spring Meeting. Santa Rosa, CA.
  • 2016      “Matthew’s Jesus, Jewish Identity, and the Gentiles.” Bethesda Fall Forums. Bethesda Lutheran Church. New Haven, CT.
  • 2016      “’Are You the King of the Jews?’: Jesus’ Royal and Theological Identity in Matthew.” Bethesda Fall Forums. Bethesda Lutheran Church. New Haven, CT.
  • 2016      “Not-So-Gnostic Pneumatic Knowledge: A Poetic Analysis of Valentinus’ Summer Harvest.” Yale Divinity Colloquium. Yale Divinity School. New Haven, CT.
  • 2016      Better Not Mention It Podcast Launch.” Panelist, Praxis Forum, Westar Institute, American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.
  • 2015      “Translating the Jewish Wars.” Panelist, Young Leaders in Religion Forum (YLRF), Westar Institute, American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.
  • 2015      “‘They did not belong to us’: Johannine Language and Social Identity.” Upper Midwest American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature Regional Meeting. Luther Seminary. St. Paul, MN.
  • 2014      “Josephus and Herod: Men of Two Cities.” Upper Midwest American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature Regional Meeting. Luther Seminary. St. Paul, MN.
  • 2013      “The Macedonian Alexander: Medizing or Medized?” International conference on “Historiography and History: Greece, Macedon and the Near East from 500-31 BCE.” Athens, Greece.

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • 2017      “A Conversation on The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife.” Moderator for Ariel Sabar. Archaia: Yale Program for the Study of Ancient and Premodern Cultures and Societies. Ancient Societies Workshop.

 

ΜEDIA APPEARANCES                  

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS                                                          

  • 2016-2017      American Atheists: Member
  • 2015-                  Society of Biblical Literature (SBL): Student Member
  • 2015-                 The North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature (NASSCAL):  Member
  • 2015-                 Westar Institute: Associate
  • 2014-2016     Association of Ancient Historians (AAH): Member
  • 2013-2016     Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS): Member