PhD, Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley (2012); designated emphasis in Critical Theory
MA, Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley (2009)
BA, Religion, Swarthmore College, 2006


Are We Not Men? Unstable Masculinity in the Hebrew Prophets. Oxford University Press. 2016.

“The Caves of the Hebrew Bible: A Speleology,” with P.J. Sabo, University of Alberta. Biblical Interpretation (Accepted and forthcoming).

“Yahweh as Maternal Vampire in Second Isaiah: Reading Gender and Prophecy with Luce Irigaray.” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion Vol. 33, No. 1 (Spring 2017).

“‘Hear and Give Ear!’: The Soundscape of Jeremiah,” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Vol. 40 (4), 2016.

“No Child Left Behind: Reading Jephthah’s Daughter with The Babylon Complex.” The Bible & Critical Theory, Vol. 11, No. 2 (2015).

“Masculinity, Materiality, and the Body of Moses,” Biblical Interpretation, Vol. 23, No. 3 (2015).

“Uncanny Bodies, Impossible Knowledge and Somatic Excess in Isaiah 29,” The Bible and Critical Theory, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2011).

Book Chapters
“Unhappy Bodies and Affect Aliens in the Book of Jonah” in Reading with Feeling: Affect Theory and the Bible, ed. Jennifer Koosed and Fiona Black. SBL Press. (Forthcoming 2018).

“Muddy Waters: Jonah in the Book of the Twelve,” with John Kaltner and Steven L. McKenzie, in The Book of the Twelve: Composition, Reception, and Interpretation, ed. Lena Tiemeyer and Jakob Wörhle. Formation and Interpretation of Old Testament Literature, Brill. (Invited, forthcoming).

“Phyllis Trible,” in Introduction to Contemporary Theories of Religion, ed. Meredith Minister and Sarah J. Bloesch. Bloomsbury. (Invited, forthcoming)

“Gender and Sexuality,” in A Bible and Film Companion, ed. Richard Walsh. Bloomsbury. (Forthcoming 2017).

“Textual Studies,” in Embodied Religion: Bodies, Sex and Sexuality, ed. Kent L. Brintnall. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

“Surpassing the Love of Women: From Feminism to Queer Theory in Biblical Studies,” in Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Retrospect, vol. 3., ed. Susanne Scholz. Sheffield Phoenix, 2016.

“The Eldritch Scroll: Fantasies of the Found Book in Borges, Lovecraft, and 2 Kings,” in Borges and the Bible: A Collection of Essays, ed. Richard Walsh and Jay Twomey. Sheffield Phoenix, 2015.

“Jeremiah, Sade, and Repetition as Counterpleasure in the Oracle against Edom,” in Concerning the Nations: Oracles against the Nations in Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, ed. Andrew Mein, Else K. Holt, and Hyun Chul Paul Kim. T&T Clark. The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies. Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015.

“Voluptuous, Tortured, and Unmanned: Ezekiel and Daniel Paul Schreber” in The Bible and Posthumanism, Semeia Studies. SBL Press, ed. Jennifer L. Koosed, 2014.

“Enter Job, with Fear and Trembling,” in Recognition and Modes of Knowledge: Anagnorisis from Antiquity to Contemporary Theory, ed. Teresa Russo, University of Alberta Press, 2013.

Blog Posts


    Jonah: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Yale Anchor Bible Commentary. Under contract with Yale University Press. With Steven L. McKenzie and John Kaltner.

    Critical Readings: Gender, Sexualities and the Bible. Editor, with Lynn Huber. T&T Clark. Forthcoming 2018. (under contract)

    Rape Culture and Religious Studies: Critical and Pedagogical Engagements. Editor, with Meredith Minister and Beatrice Lawrence. Lexington Books. (under contract)

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    “A Child is Being Eaten: Maternal Cannibalism in the Hebrew Bible,” AAR Annual Meeting, November 2017.

    “How to Do Things with(out) Men: A Feminist Reading of the Body of Ezekiel,” “Doing Masculinity Studies as Part of Feminist Biblical Studies: Critical Interrogations,” European Association of Biblical Studies, 2017.



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