Daniel Fisher is Assistant Professor of Bible at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati. He holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a Research Affiliate at the National Humanities Alliance in Washington, DC. Prior to joining HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, Fisher served as Postdoctoral Fellow and Project Director at the National Humanities Alliance (2017-2020). In this role, Fisher created and led Humanities for All, an initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to build capacity for public engagement in humanities scholarship across U.S. higher education.
Fisher is currently preparing a monograph based upon his dissertation, Memories of the Ark: Texts, Objects, and the Construction of the Biblical Past. He is also editor of Judges for the Hebrew Bible: A Critical Edition, a new international text-critical project from SBL Press. Fisher serves on the SBL Working Group on Biblical Studies in Undergraduate Education. He is also a member of the editorial board of Bible Odyssey, SBL’s public-facing portal sharing the latest research on the people, places, and history of the Bible.