EDUCATION

2009-2015

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Ph.D. in Second Temple Judaism and Rabbinic Literature

2004-2006

Harvard University 

Cambridge, MA

Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Master of Arts summa cum laude; Concentration: Hebrew Bible

2000-2004

Stern College of Yeshiva University 

New York, NY

Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude (May 2004)

Double Major: Biblical Studies and Music Theory

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Second Temple Judaism

History of Jewish interpretation of the Bible

Exegetical intersections between Early Christian and Rabbinic scriptural interpretation

 

The Hasmonean period and its literature

 

Themes of Jewish identity and gender in

 

Second Temple and Early Rabbinic Literature

 

Universalism in Ancient Judaism