Director SIIBS, University of Sheffield

My research focuses on the function, impact and influence of the Bible in contemporary culture. I am especially concerned with intersections of gender, race and class in popular cultural reappropriations of biblical characters/narratives.


  • 2014–present
    Director of the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies , University of Sheffield
  • 2015–present
    Senior Lecturer in the School of English , University of Sheffield
  • 2012–2015
    Lecturer in the Bible in Contemporary Culture and Society , University of Sheffield


  • 2008 
    University of Sheffield , PhD


  • 2015
    Rethinking Biblical Literacy , Bloomsbury
  • 2012
    Admen and Eve: The Bible in Contemporary Advertising,


Senate Award Fellow