I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies and faculty member of the Center for Jewish Studies, Religious Studies, and the department for Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (affiliated faculty)  at the University of Minnesota. Prior to my appointment at Minnesota, I was Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies at the MF Norwegian School of Theology in Oslo (2007–2013). I am also the chair of the Society of Biblical Literature program unit Metaphor Theory and Hebrew Bible

My research centers around the academic study of the Hebrew Bible. I specialize in gender studies, metaphor theory, prophetic literature, and biblical narratives concerning death and death wishes. My first book, Silent or Salient Gender? The Interpretation of Gendered God-Language in the Hebrew Bible, Exemplified in Isaiah 42, 46 and 49 (Mohr Siebeck, 2008), received the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise in 2008. 

This site provides information about my research and other academic endeavors.