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    Krista Dalton is a cultural historian of religion, working primarily with the texts and traditions of ancient Judaism within the Mediterranean context. Her research analyzes the performance of rabbinic expertise and the cultivation of donor networks in late antiquity. When not writing about ancient rabbis, she is exploring the intersections of science fiction, fan communities, and the Bible. Dalton is also a Founding Editor and the Executive Editor of Judaism for the web journal, Ancient Jew Review.

    Dalton teaches courses on the history of Judaism, religious studies, gender and sexuality, magic and miracles, cyborgs and sci-fi, and charitable poverty relief.

    Areas of expertise: Jewish studies, Religious studies, Women and Gender studies


    PhD, Columbia University, 2019.
    MPhil, Columbia University, 2015.
    MA, Religious Studies, Missouri State University, 2012.

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