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
:: The Bible as Political Artifact: On the Feminist Study of the Hebrew Bible. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2017.
:: Introducing the Women’s Hebrew Bible:Feminism, Gender Justice, and the Study of the Old Testament. Second Revised and Expanded Edition. T&T Clark Bloomsbury, 2017.
:: La Violencia and the Hebrew Bible: Politics and Histories of Biblical Hermeneutics on the American Continent. Co-editor. Semeia Studies. Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2016.
:: Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Retrospect: Methods (Volume 3). Editor. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2016.
:: Hidden Truths from Eden: Esoteric Readings of Genesis 1-3. Co-editor. Semeia Studies. Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2014.
:: Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Retrospect: Social Location (Volume 2). Editor. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2014.
:: Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Retrospect: Biblical Books (Volume 1). Editor. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2013.
:: God Loves Diversity and Justice: Progressive Scholars Speak about Faith, Politics, and the World. Editor. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013.
:: Sacred Witness: Rape in the Hebrew Bible. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2010.
:: Introducing the Women’s Hebrew Bible. London: T&T Clark, 2007.
:: Biblical Studies Alternatively: An Introductory Reader. Editor. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2003.
:: Rape Plots: A Feminist Cultural Study of Genesis 34. New York: Peter Lang, 2000/2002.
President of the Southwest SBL Region, 2020-2021; Member of the SBL Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession Committee since January 2013; Chair of the North American Section of the European Society of Women in Theological Research (NA ESWTR) since 2002; Editorial Board Member of the e-journal lectio difficilior: European Feminist Journal for Feminist Exegesis since September 2004; SMU Faculty Senator since Fall 2010 (on the Executive Board from 2011-2013).