Department: Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS)
Job title/role: Vice Chancellor’s Fellow and Lecturer in Hebrew Bible
Current research: I study the history, literature, and cultures of the ancient Near East with a specialization in ancient Israel and Judah. My primary approach to the ancient world is historical and social scientific in nature, focusing on how the experience of displacement, or forced migration, influences the development of ethnic, national, and religious identity. My current research is focused on how the book of Genesis portrays Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as forced migrants.
Research interests keywords:
* Involuntary migration
* Migration in the Ancient World
* Origin narratives
* Hebrew Bible