Historian of first-century material culture (especially relating to the Second Temple / New Testament contexts). Research interests also include: representations of the first century in Christian art and drama (including films); dress and cultural identity; heritage and historical misconceptions.


PhD, Theology & Religious Studies, King’s College, London

MA, Biblical Studies, King’s College, London

MA, Modern History, Royal Holloway, University of London

BA, History & Media, Stony Brook University

Other Publications

Costuming Christ: Re-Dressing First-Century ‘Christians’ and ‘Jews’ in Passion Drama. Library of New Testament Studies (London: T&T Clark, Forthcoming).

“Reading Christian Art: An Introduction.” in Bloomsbury T&T Clark Jesus Library. (London: Bloomsbury, Forthcoming).

“Clothing and Dress in the Time of Jesus.” in Bloomsbury T&T Clark Jesus Library. (London: Bloomsbury, 2022). http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781350928077.003.


Co-Host of Gods & Moviemakers, a new podcast all about how the stories we tell on screen have been shaped by myth, ritual, belief, the Bible, and the historic past.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“Honor and Shame in Josephus’ Clothing Imagery”. Visuality in Jewish & Greek Literature (University of Cambridge, 14-15 July 2022). tinyurl.com/4krvuj6p


Society of Biblical Literature

European Association of Biblical Studies

Bible and Religions of the Ancient Near East (BRANE) Collective

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