CV

EDUCATION

2016 Ph.D.
  • Duke University, Durham, NC, Graduate Program in Religion; Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Track.
  • Dissertation: The Life of the World: The Vitality and Personhood of Non-Animal Nature in the Hebrew Bible
  • Committee: Ellen F. Davis (chair), Stephen Chapman, Anathea Portier-Young, Jennie Grillo, Barbara Rossing
2015 M.A.
  • Duke University, Durham, NC, Graduate Program in Religion; Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Track
2009 Master of Religion
  • Wycliffe College, Toronto School of Theology, Toronto, ON
  • Thesis: Turn Us Again, O God of Hosts: A Comparison of Two Readings of Psalm 80
2006 B.A.
  • University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Art and Art History; Political Science
2006 Certificate
  • Sheridan College, Oakville, ON, Art and Art History

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Hebrew Bible/Old Testament; The Bible and Ecology; The Bible and Art; Feminist Interpretation.

LANGUAGES

  • Ancient: Hebrew; Aramaic; Koine Greek
  • Modern Fluent: Norwegian; English
  • Reading for research: German; French

PUBLICATIONS

MONOLOGUES
  • The Hebrew Bible and Environmental Ethics: Humans, Non-Humans, and the Living Landscape. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.
PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES
  • “Sing Us the Songs of Zion: Land, Culture, and Resistance in Psalm 137, 12 Years a Slave, and Cedar Man,” Horizons in Biblical Theology 40, no. 1 (2018).
  • “The Ground that Opened its Mouth: The Ground’s Response to Human Violence in Genesis 4,” Journal of Biblical Literature 135, no. 4 (2016).
  • “As For You, Do not Pray on Behalf of This People: Intercession, Deception and Shalom in the Book of Jeremiah,” Theology, 119, no. 5 (September/October 2016).
REVIEWS
  •  “When God Was a Bird” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture (forthcoming)
  • “Blue Planet, Blue God: The Bible and the Sea,” Reading Religion, January 30, 2018.
  • “Richard Middleton’s A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology,” Pro Ecclesia, 25, no. 3 (2016).
  • “Parables and Conflict in the Hebrew Bible,” The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, no. 13 (2013).
DICTIONARY ARTICLES
  • “Flora and Fauna of the Hebrew Bible.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Biblical Studies. Ed. Christopher Matthews. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
  • “Birgitta of Sweden” in Marion Taylor and Agnes Choi (eds.), Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic Press, 2012.
  • “Ann Docwra” in Marion Taylor and Agnes Choi (eds.), Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic Press, 2012.
OTHER

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND TALKS

  • “A History of Environmental Thought in Biblical Studies,” Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Duke University, 2020.
  • “Foreign Wives,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Diego, 2019.
  • “A Story of Trees,” keynote speaker at the Messiah Festival, Bethany College, Lindsborg, 2018.
  • “Sing Us One of the Songs of Zion: Violence Against Children as Protest Language in Psalm 137,” Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion, Raleigh, 2017.
  • “Talking about The Life of Non-Animal Nature in the Hebrew Bible: Personification, Mythology, Metaphor, and Animism,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Antonio, 2016.
  • “Until This day: The Land as a Theological Resource in the Book of Joshua,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Atlanta, 2015.
  • “As For You, Do Not Pray on Behalf of This People: Intercession, Deception and Shalom in the Book of Jeremiah,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Diego, 2014.
  • “The Ground that Opened Its Mouth: The Moral Integrity of the Ground in the Story of Cain and Abel,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Baltimore, 2013.

TEACHING AND APPOINTMENTS

TEACHING

Instructor

  • 2019: Telling Time in a Hectic Age, Duke University
  • 2018: Living and Dying in Ecclesiastes, Vancouver School of Theology
  • 2015-2017: Introduction to Biblical Hebrew, Duke Divinity School
  • 2014-2017: Hebrew Reading, Duke Divinity School

Student Programming

  • 2018-2020:  Team Kenan, Extra-Curricular Ethics Programming for Undergraduates, Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University
  • 2018: Project Change, Kenan Institute for Ethics Pre-Orientation Program for First Year Students, Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University

Preceptor/Teaching Assistant

  • 2016-2017: Writing Tutor, The Center for Theological Writing, Duke Divinity School
  • 2014-2015: Introduction to Old Testament Interpretation, with Ellen Davis and Jennie Grillo, Duke Divinity School
  • 2013-2014: Introduction to Old Testament Interpretation, with Anathea Portier-Young, Duke Divinity School
  • 2013: Introduction to the New Testament, with Kavin Rowe, Duke Divinity School
  • 2012: The Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, with Carol Meyers, Department of Religious Studies, Duke University

Pedagogy Training

  • 2012-2016: Certificate of College Teaching, Graduate School, Duke University, including the following courses:
    •  College Teaching and Visual Communication (Spring 2016)
    •  Online College Teaching (Spring 2015)
    •  Teaching Triangles Peer Observation (Fall 2014)
    •  Fundamentals of College Teaching (Fall 2012)
  • 2016: Implicit Bias Training, Duke University
  • 2015: Efficient and Effective Feedback for Student Writing, Thompson Writing Program, Duke University
  • 2014: The Lively Lecture, Panel Discussion, Graduate Department of Religion, Duke University
  • 2005-2006: Peer Academic Leader, University of Toronto at Mississauga

 

RESEARCH AND ADMINISTRATION

  • 2017-2020: Research Associate, “Facing the Anthropocene,” Kenan Institute for Ethics, Henry Luce-funded grant led by Norman Wirzba and Jedediah Purdy
  • 2015-2016: Graduate Assistant, Women Faculty Caucus and Network, Duke University
  • 2014: Student Assistant, William Gedney Collection, Rubenstein Rare Books and Manuscript Library, Duke University
  • 2013: Research Assistant to Lauren Winner, Duke Divinity School
  • 2011-2012: Research Assistant to Anathea Portier-Young, Duke Divinity School
  • 2010: Administrative Assistant, Ontario Investment and Trade Center
  • 2009-2010: Program Assistant, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto
  • 2008-2010: Editorial Assistant, Pro Ecclesia
  • 2008: Research Assistant to Catherine Higgs, University of Tennessee

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • 2016-2020: Writing and Academic Work English Working Group, English Department, Duke University
  • 2016, 2018: Young Scholars Workshop: Literature, Philosophy, Ethics, Center for Philosophy, Art, and Literature, Duke University
  • 2014-2015: Writing Is Thinking Young Scholars Workshop, Center for Philosophy, Art, and Literature, Duke University
  • 2014-2016: Graduate Student Writing Groups, Center for Philosophy, Art, and Literature, Duke University
  • 2011-2013: Responsible Conduct for Research, Duke Graduate School

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • 2017-2018: Convener, The Kenan Institute for Ethics Postdoctoral Working Group, Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University
  • 2016-2017: International House Liaison, General Assembly, Graduate and Professional Student Council, Duke University
  • 2016-2017: Department Representative, General Assembly, Graduate and Professional Student Council, Duke University
  • 2014: Panel Participant, Panel for Cultural Cultural Values Intercultural Skills Development Program Duke University

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Society of Old Testament Studies

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

  • 2016: Fellow, PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University
  • 2015: Conference Travel Grant, Duke University
  • 2015: Kearns Summer Fellowship, Duke University
  • 2014: Conference Travel Grant, Duke University
  • 2011: Fellow, Norway-America Association
  • 2009: The Parker Prize for Highest Standing in the Final Year, Wycliffe College
  • 2009: The Old Testament Prize, Wycliffe College
  • 2009: The Fourth Bishop of Toronto Prize for Hebrew, Wycliffe College
  • 2006: The Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award, University of Toronto
  • 2002: University of Toronto Scholar Program, University of Toronto
  • 2002: University of Toronto at Mississauga Scholar Program, University of Toronto at Mississauga

 

This CV was updated on January 15, 2020.