I am a PhD candidate in the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department at the University of Chicago.  I am part of the joint Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near East program between NELC and the Divinity School.  My research interests include the compositional, textual, and transmission history of the Pentateuch; the linguistics of Biblical Hebrew, general Semitic Philology and Comparative Semitic Linguistics; the reception history of the Pentateuch across reading traditions (esp. Ethiopic and Samaritan).


PhD  University of Chicago, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, (In Progress)
MA    Brandeis University, Near Eastern & Judaic Studies
BA     The Johns Hopkins University, Near Eastern Studies

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    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    2022  SBL International Meeting, “Deuteronomy 1 in the Ethiopic Tradition: Textual and Literary Significances”

    2017   Society of Biblical Literature,  “The Verb in Late Biblical Hebrew: The Book of Esther as a Test Case”


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