Ph.D candidate; You know, I’ve made up so many stories about this over the years that I don’t recall which, if any, are true. My favorite story, which I’m almost certain is not true, goes as follows: When I was younger, I wanted to be a supervillain when I grew up. At some point, though, I realized that I didn’t have the requisite powers. So, I had to settle for becoming the next best thing, an Orientalist.
Thesis topic: “The Hebrew Verb(s) hāyā(h) and the Divine Name Yahwe(h)”