Join us at 9:30 am Pacific on Thursday, November 3rd for the third lecture in the Badè Museum‘s virtual series, “Women & Gender Performance in the Ancient Middle East.” In this event, Dr. Alixx Roberts Ortiz will present “Agency Theory and the Agencies of Daughters in the Hebrew Bible.” This program is hosted by the Badè Museum in partnership with the Archaeological Research Facility (ARF) at UC Berkeley.
Dr. Alixx Ortiz-Roberts earned his doctorate in Hebrew Bible from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, 2020. His dissertation “The Agency of Daughters in the Hebrew Bible” introduces modern agency theory, contemporary ethnography, modern neurobiology, and behavioral science to the traditional biblical-critical tools of text criticism, archaeology, anthropology, and epigraphy. It relies heavily on the concept of “storyworld” common to literary theory to close the gap between the depictions of daughters in the Hebrew texts and historical analysis to better understand how daughters are characterized in the Hebrew Bible and how their construction reflects actual daughters in first millennium b.c.e. Southern Levant. Dr. Ortiz-Roberts recently moved to Phoenix Arizona with his family to start a cupcake catering business.