Historian of first-century material culture (especially relating to the Second Temple / New Testament contexts). Research interests also include: representations of the first century in Christian art and drama (including films); antisemitism and orientalism; dress and cultural identity; heritage and historical misconceptions.


PhD, Theology & Religious Studies, King’s College, London

MA, Biblical Studies, King’s College, London

MA, Modern History, Royal Holloway, University of London

BA, History & Media, Stony Brook University

Other Publications

Costuming Christ: Re-Dressing First-Century ‘Christians’ and ‘Jews’ in Passion Drama. Library of New Testament Studies (London: T&T Clark, Forthcoming).

“Reading Christian Art: An Introduction.” in Bloomsbury T&T Clark Jesus Library. (London: Bloomsbury, 2023).  http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781350893221.008

“Clothing and Dress in the Time of Jesus.” in Bloomsbury T&T Clark Jesus Library. (London: Bloomsbury, 2022). http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781350928077.003.

“What History Matters?” for Urbs & Polis: Early Christianity in Greco-Roman Context (29 June 2022). https://urbsandpolis.com/which-history-matters/


Creator and Co-Host of Gods & Moviemakers, a podcast all about how the stories we tell on screen have been shaped by myth, ritual, belief, the Bible, and the historic past.

Advisor and Contributor, Urbs & Polis, a digital platform encouraging and supporting the study of early Christianity within it’s Greco-Roman context.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“To Divide & Disparage: Representing ‘Jews’ and ‘Christians’ in Christian Art & Drama” for the Council for Christians and Jews, Oxford. 15 May 2023. (Watch Online)


Society of Biblical Literature

European Association of Biblical Studies

Bible and Religions of the Ancient Near East (BRANE) Collective

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