Student Profile

Rebecca Draughon

PhD Candidate, Religious Studies


Rebecca Draughon is a PhD candidate in Religious Studies, concentrating in Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity.  Her interests are primarily rooted in the literary imagination of early Christian and Jewish groups—how they adapted, expanded, and reinvented narrative works and the characters found within.  In her current research, she reads these reworked narratives for what they can tell us about gender, ritual practice, and belief in the ancient world.