Received PhD in Ancient Mediterranean Religions in 2016 from the University of Texas at Austin. Held a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Judaic Studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Visiting Assistant Professor at several institutions, including Eon University and Drury University. First year as Visiting Assistant Professor at Luther College. Focus on the Hebrew Bible and Women’s and Gender Studies.
- Introduction to Biblical Studies
- Religion and Film
- Sex in the Bible and the Qur’an.
- Ph.D., Religious Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 2016, Dissertation: “War, Kidnapping, Dismemberment, and Exchange: (Im)Proper Regulation of Bodies in Judges 19–21”
- M.A., Religious Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 2013, Thesis: “Sealed with a Virgin: Reconciliation through the Exchange of Women in Judges 21”
- M.Div. Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 2011
- B.A., Religious Studies and Anthropology, Gettysburg College (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), 2006
- Deuteronomistic History
- Book of Judges
- Feminist Interpretation of Hebrew Bible
- Social-Scientific Criticism; Misogyny of the Davidic Court
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
- Accepted “Michal the Giver and Michal the Taker: The Systematic Misogyny of the Davidic Court.” Biblical Interpretation.
- “In the Intersectional Days of Delilah: Reclaiming (Again) the History of Women in Ancient Israel.” Zimrat JAH: A Tribute to Jo Ann Hackett. MAARAV 25: 31–48.
- “Procuring Virgins, Performing Peace: Reconciliation through the Exchange of Women in Judges 21.” Vetus Testamentum 70: 396–413.
- “Cunning Linguists: Oral Sex in the Song of Songs.” Vetus Testamentum 67: 171–86.
Peer Reviewed Edited Volume Articles
- “The Perils of Prophetic Proximity: Violence against Children in the Elisha Narratives.” Violence Against Women and Children in the Hebrew Bible: Between Trauma and Resilience. Edited by Kristine Garroway, John Martens, and Paul Kim. The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies. London: Bloomsbury.
- “The Marriage Injunction of Num 36: Zelophehad’s Daughters and the Intersection
of Land Inheritance and Sex Regulation.” Pages 194–216 in Sexuality and the Law
in the Torah. Edited by Hilary Lipka, F. Rachel Magdalene, and Bruce Wells. The
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies. London: Bloomsbury.
- “Independent Women: Zelophehad’s Daughters and the Threat to a (Male) Ordered Society.” In Re-Imagining Reformed Traditions. Edited by Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, Deborah Kapp, and Daniel Ott.
- “The Boy in the Refrigerator: 2 Kgs 4:8–37.” Page 55 in 2 Kings. By Song-Mi Suzie Park. Vol. 12 of Wisdom Commentary Series. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press.
- “Introduction to 2 Maccabees.” Pages 275–285 in Jewish Fictional Letters from Hellenistic Egypt: The Epistle of Aristeas and Related Literature. By L. Michael White and G. Anthony Keddie. Writings from the Greco-Roman World 37. Atlanta: SBL Press.
- “Introduction to Greek Esther.” Pages 317–325 in Jewish Fictional Letters from Hellenistic Egypt: The Epistle of Aristeas and Related Literature. By L. Michael White and G. Anthony Keddie. Writings from the Greco-Roman World 37. Atlanta: SBL Press.