Ph.D. in History, University of California, Irvine June 1999
Dissertation: “The Sibylline Oracles and the
Problems of Empire: The Construction of a Transcendent Christian Ideology.”
Committee: Richard I. Frank, James B.
Given, & Daniel J. Schroeter.
Summary: Examines the ways Christians,
building on the previous work of Hellenized Jews, used the Sibylline Oracles to
represent their faith as the fulfillment of Greco-Roman cultural ideals, while
also subverting Greco-Roman polytheism and hegemony.
Examination Fields: Ancient Near East, Ancient
Greece, Ancient Rome. Passed with distinction.
M.Div. Talbot School of Theology,
La Mirada Dec.
Final Paper: “The Concept of Purity in 11QTemple.”
Examines the social function of the purity regulations described in The
Temple Scroll using the methodology employed in Mary Douglas’ analysis of Leviticus.
B.S. in Journalism, Northern
Arizona University, Flagstaff May 1986
PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS:
“You Got Them T.V. Titties:
Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and the Problem of Other Minds in Orange is the New Black.” in Greene, Richard and Rachel Robison
(eds.) Orange is the New Black and
“Time (Lord) as Subject and
Subject as Time (Lord): Merleau-Ponty, Time, and the Relationship between the
Doctor and River Song.” in Lewis, Courtland and Paula Smithka (eds.). Doctor Who and Philosophy, Regenerated. (forthcoming).
"From Aeschylus to Avatar:
Rethinking Prometheus" at the Community College Humanities Association
Annual Conference in Seattle, WA, November 12, 2010.
“Sex & the City's Carrie
Bradshaw and Nietzsche’s Free Spirit.” The CCHA Humanist. 2007.
"Sex & the City's Carrie
Bradshaw: Nietzsche's Ubermensch?" CCHA Pacific Western Division
[Review] Nasrallah, Laura. An Ecstasy
of Folly: Prophecy and Authority in Early Christianity for The Bryn Mawr
Classical Review 2005.
[Review] Jones, F. Stanley (ed.). Which
Mary? The Marys of Early Christian Tradition for Review of Biblical
for Dictionary of World
Biography: The Ancient World, Revised Edition. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2003.
[Review] Levine, Amy-Jill (ed. A
Feminist Companion to Mark for Review of Biblical Literature, 2003.
[Review] de Silva, David. A. Introducing
the Apocrypha for Journal of Biblical Literature, 2003.
[Review] Rowland, Christopher. Christian
Origins for Journal of Biblical Literature, 2003.
“What is the Fifth Sibylline Oracle?” Journal for the Study of Judaism.
“Theodoret of Cyrrhus.” The Encyclopedia of the Ancient
“Jews and Christians in Late
Antiquity: A Reappraisal.” Presented at a joint session of the Multicampus Research Group on
Late-Antiquity at the University of California, Berkeley. (December, 2000)
“Jews, Greeks, and Egyptians: The
Sibylline ‘Suturing’ of Society in Roman Egypt.” U.C.I. Department of Classics
Lecture Series. (1999)
“Jewish Identity and the Politics
of Truth: Reading the Anti-Idolatry Polemic in The Fifth Sibylline Oracle.” U.C.I. Graduate Student
Conference on History and Theory. (1998)
“Family Ties: The Social Status
of the Symmachi.” U.C.L.A.
Graduate Student Conference on Late Antiquity. (1997)
UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Professor of Humanities, Irvine Valley College, (2005-Present).
Lecturer in History and
Humanities, University of California, Irvine. (1998-
Lecturer in Classics, Scripps
Lecturer in Roman History,
University of California, Riverside. (1999)
Teaching Assistant, History,
University of California, Irvine. (1996-98)
Teaching Assistant, Composition,
University of California, Irvine. (1996-1997)
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND
American Historical Association
American Philological Association
The Heidegger Circle
Community College Humanities