Naila is a PhD cadidate in Religious Studies, with a specialization in ancient Judaism and Late Antiquity. Her research centers on the intersection of historiography, exegesis and ancient language politics during the Hellenistic and early Roman periods. She is interested in competing conceptions of primeval language, ancient idenity construction, and the transmission and reception of ideas and texts beyond antiquity. She also seeks to bring the field of biblical and early Jewish studies in conversation with late antiquity and early Islam. She received her MA in ancient Judaism from Yale Divinity School and her BA in Near Eastern History from the University of Connecticut. She has experience working with various genres and is excited to assist students with any writing projects at any stage for academic or general audiences in the Humanities and social sciences.