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 and on the board of directors for the Association of Jewish Studies.

My first book analyzes the process by which the rabbis of Roman Palestine became religious experts in Jewish communities, and my second book project offers a broad cultural history of rabbis from antiquity to modernity.