Researcher of the Month

Dr. Nash’s speciality is in a constructive approach to historical theology. Her doctorate argued that an enslaved woman was an overlooked theologian who queried theodical issues in Nineteenth Century America. Currently, she has expanded this examination to include nationalist rhetoric that’s religiously inflected. Dr Nash is a visiting Research Fellow...

Dr Katie Edwards (pictured in the middle) is Lecturer of the Bible in Contemporary Culture and Society and Director of the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies. She is also Co-Director of the The Shiloh Project and a host on current BBC4 series, ‘Beyond Belief’.  Tell us a little about your...

Ann Gillian Chu is a PhD (Divinity) candidate in the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics, St Mary’s College, the University of St Andrews. She is jointly supervised by Dr John Perry and Prof. Mario Aguilar. Her research interests cover the intersection between theological ethics, political theology, and...

As part of our ongoing partnership with the Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion and Social Justice, this month we are featuring the academic journey and work of Professor Asonzeh Ukah. His research interests include religion and globalisation, media and material culture of African Pentacostalism.   Tell us a little about your ‘research...

Ruth Atack is a final year PhD student in the School for Philosophy, Religion and History of Science. Her research focuses on the relationship between education, religion and national identity in Israel. Ruth is a member of the Leeds Centre for Religion and Public Life.  Tell us a little about...

Dr Mikel Burley is Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy at the University of Leeds, a member of the Centre for Religion and Public Life and Co-Director of the Centre for Philosophy of Religion. His areas of teaching and research include cross-cultural philosophy of religion and South Asian religions. Tell...

Sam Ross is a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds, working on queer readings of poetic representations of pain and trauma in the Hebrew Bible. Tell us a little about your ‘research journey’ – how did you get to where you are right now?  I first went to the...