I am an Assistant Professor in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. My research aims to understand the Hebrew Bible and early Jewish texts through the lenses of literary theory, ritual studies, and the methods of historical criticism. My work focuses primarily on the Pentateuch and the priestly literature, with an emphasis on the literary representation of sacrifice and sacred space. I pay particular attention to the interplay between ritual and narrative, compositional history, and the relationship between texts and historical religious practice in the ancient Near East. I received my Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from The University of Chicago, M.A.s from Yale University and Boston College, and a B.A. in English literature from Northeastern University.
On this website, I have collected materials related to my research and teaching, as well as a number of resources related to the use of technology in biblical studies. There are links to my published articles, abstracts for current projects, course proposals and syllabi for classes I have taught or developed, resources I have created for a number of courses, and slides and handouts from various lectures. All syllabi, resources, handouts, and slides are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial International (CCBY-NC 4.0).