I am an Assistant Professor of Ancient History in the Department of Art & Culture, History, and Antiquity at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Previously, I was an Universitätsassistentin at the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria. Before that, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Center of Excellence: Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions, within the Faculty of Theology at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

I received my Ph.D. in Assyriology from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University.

Here you can find information about my current research, teaching experience, and presentations. You can find almost all of my publications open access here.

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