Robert and Kathryn Riddell Professor of Bible and Archaeology | Director of the Badè Museum of Biblical Archaeology
Dr. Aaron Brody, Robert and Kathryn Riddell Professor of Bible and Archaeology and Director, Badè Museum of Biblical Archaeology, has studied and worked on projects in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan, and traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean. He has held research posts at both the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, in Jerusalem; the University of Haifa; and the American Center for Oriental Research, in Amman. Recently his research has focused on household archaeology, household religion, metallurgy, ethnicity, identity, and interregional trade at Tell en-Nasbeh, the site that forms the principal holdings of the Badè Museum at Pacific School of Religion, as modes for understanding the complexities of everyday life of ancient biblical peoples.
Dr. Brody’s teaching and research interests include biblical and archaeological interpretations of the society, religion and economy of ancient biblical lands and the modern Middle East; as well as, archaeology and the study of religions; “race,” ethnicity, gender, and sexuality in archaeology and the biblical world; and maritime/underwater archaeology. His fieldwork has been conducted primarily at Bronze and Iron Age sites on the Mediterranean coast of Israel, with participation in projects in the Negev, Akko Plain, and in northern California.
Academic CredentialsDoctorate of Philosophy, Harvard UniversityMaster of Arts, Harvard UniversityBachelor of Arts, University of California at Berkeley