I am a PhD Candidate at Marquette University writing my dissertation on the affinities between the Gospel of Mark and Joseph and Aseneth from a media-critical perspective. My research engages the media culture of early Jewish and Christian narrative.


PhD     Marquette University, Religious Studies, 2018 (anticipated).

MA      Iliff School of Theology, Biblical Interpretation, 2012.

BA      Colorado Christian University, Biblical Studies, 2009.

Other Publications


New Testament Media Criticism. In Currents in Biblical Research 15 (forthcoming 2017).

Of Porcine and Polluted Spirits: Reading the Gerasene Demoniac (Mark 5.1–20) with the Book of Watchers (1 Enoch 1–36). Pages 430–46 in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 78 (2016).

On Transcription and Oral Transmission in Aseneth: A Study of the Narrative’s Conception. Pages 119–42 in Journal for the Study of Judaism 47 (2016).

The Hortatory and Oratorical Function of Hebrews 6.4–12. Pages 250–68 in Conversations with the Biblical World 34 (2014).

Encyclopedia Entries

“Equiprimordiality” in Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media. Edited by Tom Thatcher et al. (forthcoming 2017).

“Narrativity” in Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media. Edited by Tom Thatcher et al. (forthcoming 2017).

Blog Posts

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    “This is not Mark’s Style”: The Endings of the Gospel in Greco-Roman Media Culture. Society of Biblical Literature 2017 National Meeting, Boston, MA. Synoptic Gospels Section. November 2017.

    Echoic Intertextuality in Mark and Joseph and Aseneth. Society of Biblical Literature 2017 National Meeting, Boston, MA. Intertextuality in the New Testament Section. November 2017.

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