Dr. Shani Tzoref is currently a Fellow at the Qumran Institute of the University of Göttingen. Before making aliya in August 2007, she was the coordinator of the Biblical Studies program at the University of Sydney, Australia. Dr. Tzoref holds a Masters degree in Jewish History from Yeshiva University and a PhD in Ancient Jewish Literature from New York University. She has taught Biblical Studies and Ancient Judaism at both of these institutions, as well as at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and at the London School of Jewish Studies. Her research and publications, including her book on the exegetical analysis of Pesher Nahum, focus primarily upon biblical interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Dr. Tzoref’s academic awards include a Fulbright Fellowship (1994), and a Rothschild Fellowship (2006) at Hebrew University.