Department of Theology and Religious Studies

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Teaching Summary

Teaching Affiliate, University of Nottingham

2016-7 V81103 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew; V82108/3108 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew

2019-20 THEO1001 Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

2020-21 THEO1001 Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

Research Summary

Current project: The textual history of the righteous behaviour of feeding the hungry and clothing the naked in the Hebrew Bible, supervised by Dr Sara Parks and Dr Cat Quine.

My interests lie in questions of ethics and in cross-disciplinary approaches to biblical interpretation (philology, linguistics, literary approaches, anthropology, sociology and more traditional historical criticism).

This project is part of a larger research project into the meaning of the language of nakedness in the Hebrew Bible. One significant factor in choosing the topic of nakedness for research was its universal accessibility for the layperson - and its reversal of stereotypes about studying theology. Almost everyone holds firm opinions about the condition, which, when teased out, can be self-contradictory, or at least context-dependent. The meaning of nakedness in biblical texts and its deployment for various purposes is also highly context-dependent. The topic thus proves to be a useful point of entry to a wide spectrum of issues of biblical interpretation.

Awards:

2015 Memorial scholarship

2016 Jeff Randall studentship for Jewish Studies and travel bursary

2018 World Union of Jewish Studies Ulpan scholarship

2020 Jeff Randall studentship for Jewish Studies and travel bursary

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Department of Theology and Religious Studies

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