Education

  • B.A. in Ancient Near Eastern Cultures from University of California, Berkeley (minor in Persian Language)
  • M.A. in Ancient Near East from University of California, Los Angeles

Research

  • Decalogue
  • Pentateuch
  • Aramaic
  • Anatolian and Semitic cultural contact
  • sociorhetorical criticism/network historicism

Publications

Articles

  • “The Decalogue as a Royal Inscription: Exodus 20:2-17 in Light of Comparative Northwest Semitic Evidence” in KUSATU

Courses

  • Visible Language: Study of Writing
  • Jerusalem: Holy City
  • First Civilizations
  • Introduction to Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Fields of Interest

  • Hebrew Bible
  • Northwest Semitic
  • Aramaic
  • Anatolian languages/literature
  • Cultural contact/blending