Alexander Marcus is a PhD candidate in Religious Studies. He has a BA in Religious Studies from Pomona College and an MA in Jewish History from the Graduate Theological Union. His research focuses on rhetorical dimensions of the Babylonian Talmud as a window into the broader religious, cultural, and political world of late-antique Jewish communities in Sasanian Mesopotamia. His interests include myth, historiography, folklore, magic, medicine, theodicy, eschatology, and the boundaries and intersections of communal identity.
Cuisine of choice to subsist off of for the rest of his days: Daal Bhaat