Bio

Elena Dugan is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Religion at Princeton University. Elena researches the canonical and non-canonical scriptures of early Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and how new advances in philology and manuscript studies reshape the textual archives we can use to reconstruct these religions’ early histories. Her dissertation, “The Nature of the Beast: The Animal Apocalypse(s) of Enoch” re-imagines and re-dates the composition, transmission, and reception of a crucial early Jewish apocalypse. She is a recipient of the Harold W. Dodds Honorific Fellowship from Princeton University, the John D. Rockefeller Fellowship from the Religion Department, the Graduate Teaching Award from the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Department Teaching Award from the Religion Department. She holds a B.A. from McGill University in Religion and Arabic, and an MSc from the University of Edinburgh in Biblical Studies.