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 a Founding Editor and the Executive Editor of Judaism for the web journal, Ancient Jew Review.

My current project, entitled Rabbis and Donors: the Performance of Expertise in the Ancient Mediterranean, analyzes donor and social networks in late antiquity. Through analysis of narrative depictions of rabbis and donors in Palestinian Rabbinic literature, I illustrate the social relationships created and maintained through gift-giving.