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); 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, Forthcoming).

“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.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“Honor and Shame in Josephus’ Clothing Imagery”. Visuality in Jewish & Greek Literature (University of Cambridge, 14-15 July 2022). tinyurl.com/4krvuj6p


Society of Biblical Literature

European Association of Biblical Studies

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

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