People

The following members of staff are affiliated with our centre.

Professor Peter Oakes

  • Professor of New Testament Studies 
  • Research interests: New Testament in the Graeco- Roman world, Paul’s letters and theology, diversity among New Testament audiences, archaeology, economics.
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Dr Todd Klutz 

  • Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies and Early Christian Literature
  • Research interests: Luke-Acts, the Pastoral Epistles, Magic in Late Antiquity, Gnosticism, The Testament of Solomon.
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Dr Andrew Boakye

  • Lecturer in Religions and Theology
  • Research interests: Pauline theology, Pauline Christology, Abraham, the use of the Hebrew Bible in the New Testament, revification in the Jewish texts, identity construction in ancient Christianity.
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Professor Stuart Campbell

  • Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology
  • Research interests: Archaeology of the Near and Middle East, social meanings of pottery, scientific archaeology and the use of computers in archaeology.
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Dr Roberta Mazza

  • Lecturer in Graeco-Roman Material Culture
  • Research interests: History of Egypt in Graeco-Roman period, Late Antiquity, Early Christianity, Papyrology.
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Dr Holly Morse

  • Lecturer in Bible, Gender and Culture
  • Research interests: The Hebrew Bible, gender criticism, feminist criticism, visual arts, female biblical interpretation, reception theory, critical theory, hermeneutics.
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Dr Benedict Kent

  • Impact Research Assistant
  • Research interests: Paul's letters, Christology, cursing and magic in early Christianity 

Current and Recent PhD Students 

Dr Rosie Jackson

Dr Alexander Potts

Dr Samuel Rogers

Sherry Ashworth

David Bell

  • Thesis: 'Children in the Community of the Text: The Place of Children and Childhood in the Formation, Transmission and Reception of New Testament Texts in Early Christian Communities'
  • Supervisors: Peter Oakes and Roberta Mazza

Anna Budhi 

  • Thesis: 'To what extent can we learn of the masculinity of the historical Jesus and can this help feminist interpretation of the New Testament Biblical texts?'
  • Supervisors: Peter Oakes and Holly Morse

Justin Daneshmand

  • Thesis: 'Recognizing the Lukan Christ: A Literary Analysis of the Elusiveness and Power of Jesus in Luke-Acts and Implications for Lukan Composition and Christology'
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  • Supervisors: Peter Oakes and Stephen Todd

Siobhán Jolley

  • Thesis: 'Reimaging the Magdalene: Feminist Cultural Reception of the Magdalene in Art'
  • Supervisors: Peter Oakes and Holly Morse

Vivian Jones-Johnson

  • Thesis: 'God has left the building: The death of the black church. A Study in Black Gender and Sexuality’
  • Supervisors: Peter Oakes and Holly Morse

Mateusz Krzesinski

  • Thesis: 'Circumcision of Heart' in Romans 2.29 in Light of the Jewish Concept of Purity'
  • Supervisors: Peter Oakes and Andrew Boakye

Julie Thornton

  • Thesis: ‘What Influence did the Roman Empire have on Paul’s View of Imperialism as he Grew Up in Tarsus and how did this Reflect in his Letters?'
  • Supervisors: Peter Oakes and Andrew Boakye

Andrew Wisdom

Emeritus Staff

Professor Philip S Alexander FBA

  • Emeritus Professor of Post-Biblical Jewish Studies
  • Research interests: Dead Sea Scrolls, the Targums, Jewish Bible Interpretation, Jewish Mysticism
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Professor George J Brooke

  • Emeritus Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis 
  • Research interests: Dead Sea Scrolls; Apocrypha; Pseudepigrapha; the Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament

Professor John F Healey FBA

  • Emeritus Professor of Semitic Studies
  • Research interests: Semitic languages; Aramaic and Syriac epigraphy and linguistics; Syriac Christianity
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Professor Bernard Jackson

  • Emeritus Alliance Professor of Modern Jewish Studies
  • Research interests: Biblical Law

Honorary Research Fellows

Professor Loveday Alexander

  • Research interests: Luke-Acts

Dr Stephen Barton 

  • Research interests: New Testament

Dr Kent Brower

Dr Maria Cioată

Dr Matthew Collins

Dr Adrian H W Curtis

  • Research interests: Ugaritic Literature and Canaanite Religion, the Religion and History of Ancient Israel, The book of Psalms.
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Revd Canon Dr David Holgate 

  • Research interests: Christian Theology

Dr Walter Houston

Dr Helen R Jacobus

Dr Gergely Juhasz 

  • Research interests: Church History

Dr Dominika Kurek-Chomycz

  • Research interests: Corinthian correspondence, Gender, Emotions and Sense Perception in Early Judaism and Early Christianity, Septuagint.
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Dr David Lamb

Professor Paul Middleton

  • Research interests: Martyrology; Early Christian Identity; Music and Theology

Professor Mary Mills

  • Research interests: Biblical Morality; Pain and Suffering in the Prophetic Literature
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Dr Dwight Swanson