Krista N. Dalton

I am a cultural historian of religion, working primarily with the texts and traditions of ancient Judaism within the Mediterranean context.

In 2019 I received my Ph.D. in Religion from Columbia University in the City of New York, where I specialized in ancient Judaism. As of July 2018, I am an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. I am also an Editor-in-Chief of the digital journal, Ancient Jew Review.

My current project, entitled Rabbis and Donors: the Cultivation of Expertise in Late Ancient Mediterranean Networks of Giving, analyzes donor and social networks in late antiquity. Looking at narrative depictions of rabbis and donors in Palestinian Rabbinic literature, this project illustrates the social relationships created and maintained through gift-giving.