I am an Assistant Professor in Ancient Mediterranean Religions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializing in the New Testament and its early reception. I have sustained research interests in the Gospel and Epistles of John and the reception of biblical texts, figures, and images in late antiquity.
New Testament literature
Cultural History and Reception of New Testament texts
Ritual uses of biblical texts (lectionary reading, stational liturgy, hymnody)
Martyr cults, feasts, pilgrimage, and relics
After completing my Ph.D., I transitioned to the field of New Testament/Early Christianity through fellowships and academic positions ay Yale University and North Carolina’s Research Triangle. I currently teach New Testament/Early Christianity at UNC-Chapel Hill.
I completed my doctoral training win an interdisciplinary linguistics program. My training incorporated multiple languages critical to the study of Christianity in the first millennium CE, including Greek, Armenian, Latin, Hebrew, Aramaic/Syriac, Gothic, and Old Church Slavic.
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Selected awards, honors, grants, and fellowships.