Regular Faculty

Anne Kreps
  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 232
  • Office Hours Fall 2022: Please email for Zoom appointment
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Ancient World / Classics, Mediterranean Studies, Religion and Secularism
  • Courses Introduction to the Bible, Christianity from the First to Fourth Centuries, Jesus: A History

Summary of Expertise

Second Temple Judaism, Early Christianity, History of the Ancient Near East, Greco-Roman World, New Religious Movements, Methods and Theories for the Study of Religion

Research Interests

Second Temple Judaism, Early Christianity, History of the Ancient Near East, Greco-Roman World, New Religious Movements, Methods and Theories for the Study of Religion

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D University of Michigan, Near Eastern Studies

M.A. University of California-Berkeley, Near Eastern Studies (Judaic Studies)

Honors, Awards and Grants

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship

Andrew W. Mellon/Center for Environmental Futures Fellowship

Sherl K. Coleman and Margaret E. Guitteau Professorship in the Humanities

Ernest Moll Research Professor in Literary Studies

Selected Publications

The Crucified Book: Sacred Writing in the Age of Valentinus.  Divinations: Rereading Late Antique Religion.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022

 

“Ancient Anatomy, Embryology, and the Gestation of Early Christian Heresy,” Early Christianity 13 (2022): 1-22.

  

“torah? Torah? Flora: Law and Book in Ptolemy’s Letter to Flora.” In Torah: Functions, Meanings, and Diverse Manifestations in Early Judaism and Christianity.  Edited by William Schneidewind, Jason Zurawski, and Gabriele Boccaccini.  Atlanta: SBL Press, 2021.  

Teaching Interests

History of ancient Judaism, History of Christianity, New Relgious Movements, Canons and Archives