Intellectual Heritage, Babylonian Witchcraft, Canaanite Necromancy, Ritual, Ancient Near East, Gilgamesh, Jerusalem, Religion, Role Playing


Dr. Getz has a Ph.D. in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. Their primary foci of research are ritual and religion in the ancient Near East, as well as the use of role playing pedagogy in higher education. 


Selected Publications

  • Current projects include a new translation of the Gilgamesh Epic, and a Reacting to the Past scenario based off the first Jewish War.

Courses Taught

  • Intellectual Heritage 1: The Good Life
  • Intellectual Heritage 2: The Common Good
  • History: Ancient to 1500
  • Race in the Ancient Mediterranean
  • Ancient Cities: Jerusalem