I am a scholar of the history and modern reception of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East. My first book, Paul and the Citizen Body, looks at the construction of a civic identity in 1 Corinthians through veiling instructions and athletic metaphors. Currently, I am writing two volumes of a commentary on 1 Clement for Baylor University Press. My work has focused on Second Temple Judaism, early Christianity, and the Hellenistic and Roman Greek East. I have published over 30 scholarly articles and essays. My journal articles have appeared in the top journals of my field, including Biblica (and again), Neotestamentica, Journal of Early Christian History, Open Theology, Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha, Postscripts, and Studia Patristica (and again).
I have several digital humanities projects on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Some have focused on data visualization. Others have concentrated on training students in the digital humanities.