I hold an M.A. and my PhD in History from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a second M.A. from UNC Charlotte’s Department of Religious Studies. I teach a range of courses on the texts of Hebrew Bible. My current research lies largely in the field of biblical Masculinity Studies.
My first monograph Male Friendship, Homosociality, and Women in the Hebrew Bible: Malignant Fraternities (2022) was published with Routledge Press. My second book, Rape Culture in the House of David: A Company of Men, was also published by Routledge in 2022 as part of the Rape Culture, Religion, and the Bible series. My next book, Yhwh’s Emotional and Sexual Life in the Books of Samuel: How the Deity Acts the Man will be published by Bloomsbury Press.
My pronouns are she, her, and hers. My office is a Safe Zone.
I offer lectures and talks on a regular basis. Topics include sexuality, the performance of gender, and the wide-ranging and intricate literary features of the Hebrew Bible.
I love to teach. That’s the most important thing. Head for the tab “Syllabi” above to see some of mine.
Undergraduate Courses (selected)
- RELS 2000 Religion and Magic
- RELS 2104 Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament
- RELS 3000 Why God Lies: The Difficult Deity of the Hebrew Bible
- RELS 4000 God and Sex in Hebrew Bible
- RELS 4000 Ketuvim: The “Female Books” of the Hebrew Bible
- RELS 4000 Malignant Fraternities: Male Friendship, Homosociality, and Women in Hebrew Bible
- RELS 5000 God and Sex in Hebrew Bible
- RELS 5000 Ketuvim: The “Female Books” of the Hebrew Bible
- RELS 5000 Malignant Fraternities: Male Friendship, Homosociality, and Women in Hebrew Bible
They range. Biblical texts (and their historical contexts) fascinate me and I enjoy introducing students to their complex, multivalent nature.