Creative Writing Concentration Chair, Adjunct Associate Professor in MALS. She received her Ph.D. in English from Brandeis University and is the author of The Dead Sea: Myth, History and Politics, and Divine Expectations: An American Woman in Nineteenth-Century Palestine. She has written introductions for new editions of travel classics, and her work has appeared in various publications, including The New York Times and The Boston Globe. Her article on the discovery of Herod's tomb was featured on the cover of the Smithsonian magazine. She was the recipient of a Fulbright Award in Rome in 2004-2005, and has since been invited back to the University of Rome as visiting professor.
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