Rebekah Haigh


Rebekah Haigh is a historian of ancient Judaism and early Christianity. She studies religious violence, ritual, and gender in the ancient Mediterranean world.

After completing a BS at Rochester University and MTS and ThM at Emory University, Rebekah was a 2017-18 Fulbright Fellow affiliated with the Hebrew University and Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Her research focused on ancient scribal culture and oral performance in the Qumran Scrolls. In 2018, she joined the PhD program in Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity at Princeton University. She is currently a Fellow at the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University. Rebekah’s research and studies have been supported by the Center for Culture Society and Religion, the Program in Judaic Studies, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities, the Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies and the Association for Jewish Studies.

In addition to her research, Rebekah was the senior coordinator for Princeton’s New Media & Public Scholarship Studio and the founder of the Princeton Religious Literacy Project. As part of her investment in public humanities, Rebekah is the executive editor and co-producer of the ancient history podcast Women Who Went Before.