Department of Theology and Religious Studies
  

If you wish to get in touch with our administrative staff, please see the admin staff contact page.

Image of Cat Quine

Cat Quine

Assistant Professor in Hebrew Bible, Faculty of Arts

Contact

Biography

I studied for my PhD in Hebrew Bible at Nottingham (2015-18) under Prof. Carly Crouch, funded by Midlands4Cities. I was then employed full-time as a Teaching Associate in Hebrew Bible (2018-19) before being appointed as Assistant Professor on a permanent basis in 2019 when I was also awarded a Junior Research Fellowship at Merton College, Oxford. I was given research leave in 2019-20 to study at Oxford and will then return to Nottingham. I previously worked as an assistant area supervisor on the Lautenschläger Azekah Expedition in Israel and am a board member of the Palestine Exploration Fund.

Expertise Summary

My research lies at the intersections of biblical studies, politics and history. I work on various aspects of pre-exilic - exilic Israel and Judah (c.1000-500 BCE) and am especially interested in the influence of politics and rhetoric on the biblical texts and their presentations of the Israelites, their land, history, and God.

Teaching Summary

Teaching - I teach undergraduate modules in Hebrew Bible and Biblical Hebrew, including Interpreting the Hebrew Bible, Women and Warfare, Introduction to Biblical Hebrew and Intermediate Biblical… read more

Research Summary

I am currently writing a book on Athaliah, queen of Judah (2 Kings 11).

My next project focuses on the so-called 'Benjamin Conundrum.' The Bible refers to the border region between the kingdoms of Israel and Judah as 'Benjamin', and this region was important in biblical history: Saul, the first king of Israel was a Benjaminite, and Mizpah in Benjamin replaced Jerusalem as the centre of administration after the fall of the kingdom of Judah. Yet the Bible also refers to a character called 'Benjamin, son of Jacob' who features in literary narratives about Israel's origins found mostly in Genesis-Deuteronomy. My future research will investigate the relationship between Benjamin the ancestor, Benjamin the region, and the politics of identity that has resulted in the current depiction seen in the Bible.

Selected Publications

Teaching - I teach undergraduate modules in Hebrew Bible and Biblical Hebrew, including Interpreting the Hebrew Bible, Women and Warfare, Introduction to Biblical Hebrew and Intermediate Biblical Hebrew. I am designing new modules on Monotheism, Prohibitions and Polemic, and Death and Resurrection that will be offered in future years.

Research Supervision - I am always happy to talk to prospective students about applying for graduate study and graduate funding, especially the Midlands4Cities application process.

Department of Theology and Religious Studies

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Contact details