Section 0989 of RELS6.66
History of Satan -- : Sep 11 - Dec 08 2023
This is a late start section that will meet in person at the day(s), time(s), and location listed. There will be additional course content delivered asynchronously online.
11:00-11:45 SLO Coordinators (Zoom)
1:30-3:00 Religious Studies 6.66
3:00-4:00 Student Office Hour
2:30-4:00 AFA Negotiation Team Meeting (Zoom) (1st & 3rd)
1:30-3:00 Religious Studies 6.66
3:00-5:00 Academic Senate (1st & 3rd) or AFA Executive Council (2nd & 4th)
12:00-1:00 SLO Liaisons (Zoom)
1:00-2:00 Virtual Colleague Office Hour (Zoom)
4:00-6:00 Humanities 26
6:00-7:00 Student Office Hour
11:45-1:15 AFA Negotiations Team Meeting (Zoom) (1st & 3rd)
You can also make a Zoom appointment with me.
PhD - ABD Religious Studies (with an emphasis in Ancient Mediterranean Studies) University of California, Santa Barbara
MTS, New Testament & Early Christianity, Harvard University
BA, Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Other education & training
- Certificate in Inclusive Pedagogy, American Academy of Religion
- 2013-present Associate Faculty, Santa Rosa Junior College
- 2012-2013 Adjunct Faculty, California Lutheran University
- 2010-2011 Teaching Associate, University of California, Santa Barbara
- 2005-2012 Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara
Courses Taught at SRJC
Courses taught at other institutions
- Introduction to Christianity
- New Testament & Early Christianity
- Academic Writing
My pronouns are she/her/hers.
I was born and raised in Santa Rosa, where I watched too much Indiana Jones as a kid and went to Catholic high school. So, I developed an interest in really old things and religion. I think and teach about how people have experienced being human and the roles religion plays in the human experience.
I am a Lifetime Member of the Girl Scouts, holding both Silver and Gold Awards. I performed with the Northern California Renaissance Faire for 10 years (prior to starting graduate school). I like science fiction, historical fiction, crime procedurals, and fantasy (both traditional and urban/paranormal) novels, film, and television.
"The beauty of anti-racism is that you don't have to pretend to be free of racism to be an anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it's the only way forward." -author Ijeima Oluo
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- You can make an appointment with me.
- Students enrolled in my classes: please email me with the name you go by & pronouns you use if they don't match your enrollment records, so I can use the correct ones at the first class meeting. Sensitive information will be kept confidential.
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- "Religion" as a category or classification
- Religions in the Roman Empire (Greco-Roman traditions, Christianities, and Judaisms)
- Archaeology of Religion
- Theories of Space & Material Culture
- Religious Identity
- Ritual & Ritualization
- Politics of Religion and Empire
- Religion & Religions in the U.S.
- Construction of American identity
- Religion, racialization & the construction of whiteness
2017-present North American Association for the Study of Religion
2009-present American Academy of Religion
2009-present Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions
2003-present Society of Biblical Literature
- 2017 “Secrecy, Stories, and Boundaries” In Fabricating Identities, ed. Russell T. McCutcheon (Sheffield: Equinox, 2017), 89-94
- 2010 “The Flavian Triumph and the Arch of Titus: The Jewish God in Flavian Rome.” UC Santa Barbara: Ancient Borderlands Research Focus Group.
SRJC Professional Development Presentations
- 2022 Religious Studies & The Community College Student (co-presenter)
- 2014 "Shaping Jerusalem, Shaping Identity: Herod, the Flavians, and the Gospel of Mark." Westar Institute Spring 2014 Meeting: Archaeology: Rewriting Early Christian History, 21 March 2014.
- 2012 "Herod's Edifice Complex." Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, 18 November, 201
- 2011 "Ritual and Architecture in Flavian Rome: The Shaping of Imperial Image" UCSB Productive Geographies Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Graduate Conference, 29 April 2011
- 2010 "Presence and Absence: Flavian Propaganda and the Destruction of the Jewish Temple." Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, 23 November 2010
- 2010 "The Flavian Triumph and the Arch of Titus: The Jewish God in Rome." UCSB Ancient Borderlands International Graduate Student Conference: Beyond Borders: Ancient Societies and their Conceptual Frontiers, 16 April 2010
- 2007 "The Res Gestae Divi Augusti as Monument." Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, 17 November 2007