Susan Ackerman is Professor of Religion and of Women’s and Gender Studies at Dartmouth College, where she has taught since 1990. Previously, she taught at Winthrop College and the University of Arizona. She received her A.B. degree from Dartmouth in 1980, an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School in 1982 and her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1987. She is the author of Under Every Green Tree: Popular Religion in Sixth-Century Judah (1992); Warrior, Dancer, Seductress, Queen: Women in Judges and Biblical Israel (1998); and When Heroes Love: The Ambiguity of Eros in the Stories of Gilgamesh and David (2005).