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Erin Guinn-Villareal

EGV UMBC BIO PICAs a PhD candidate in Hebrew Bible at Johns Hopkins University, Erin Guinn-Villareal is working on a project that explores the manifestations of divine wrath and retribution in ancient Israel and Mesopotamia. In future works, she will incorporate aspects of ancient magic and ritual into her research, highlighting cross-cultural contacts and influences in a broader ancient Near Eastern context.  She has taught courses at Johns Hopkins University that have focused on Hebrew and Akkadian texts and traditions and created her own course entitled Demons & Doctors: Magic and Medicine of the ancient Near East.  As an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, she worked closely with museums and outreach education programs, interning at the Smart Museum of Modern Art and working as a research assistant at the Oriental Institute.

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