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Briana Grenert of Kailua, Hawaiʻi is a current PhD student in the graduate program in Religion. She has an MDiv and Certificate in Christian-Jewish Relations from Princeton Theological. She got her AB from Bryn Mawr College in Classical Cultures & Societies and Linguistics. While she primarily focuses on Late Antiquity, the 13th century keeps creeping up on her and nabbing her attention. 
Before coming to Duke, she held a variety of positions including interning at Beth Mardutho (the Syriac institute) and consulting for the Austrian Academy of Science's HunaynNet project. She has also taught, TA'd, or tutored: Biblical Hebrew, French, Musical Theatre, Classical Greek, Church History, ESL, and children's art and coding. 
In her free time, she works as a Spiritual Director and writes science fiction versions of hagiographies. 
She loves Star Trek, especially the original series, and regularly curses the vowel pointing in Hebrew.

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