Graduate Student Associate
Alena Nye-Knutson is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Religious Studies. Her dissertation examines early Jewish and Christian scriptural interpretations on the subjects of sacred food and the body. Alena has led discussion sections for various courses in the Religious Studies department and taught a course on Christianity and Film. This year, in addition to working at the TRC, she will be co-leading a Pedagogy seminar for first-year GTAs in Religious Studies. When not teaching or working on her dissertation, Alena enjoys spending time with her husband, feeding her addiction to pop-culture and snuggling with her three cats.