Associate Professor of Old Testament
Ph.D., M.Phil., S.T.M., Union Theological Seminary, New York; M.Div (equivalent), University of Heidelberg, Germany
Hebrew Bible/Old Testament; gender in biblical literature; Hebrew Bible in film; historiography; narrative literature; social location and biblical hermeneutics
Feminist hermeneutics; epistemologies and sociologies of interpretation; cultural and literary studies; violence against women in sacred texts
:: Sacred Witness: Rape in the Hebrew Bible (Fortress, 2010).
:: Introducing the Women’s Hebrew Bible (T&T Clark, 2007).
:: Biblical Studies Alternatively: An Introductory Reader (ed.; Prentice Hall, 2003).
:: Rape Plots: A Feminist Cultural Study of Genesis 34 (Lang, 2000/2002).
:: Zwischenräume: Deutsche feministische Theologinnen im Ausland (co-ed.; LIT, 2000).
:: The Bibel in gerechter Sprache: The Secular Press, Kirchenherren, and Theology Professors React To a New German Inclusive Bible Translation (April 2008).
Advisory board member of the SBL Forum
, an online journal of the Society of Biblical Literature; editorial board member of lectio difficilior
: European Feminist Journal for Feminist Exegesis; Chair of the North American Chapter of the “European Society of Women in Theological Studies