Lecturer in the History of Modern Christianity, University of Manchester

My research and teaching focuses on two areas. I work primarily on early modern British religious history, particularly the development of apocalytic ideas in both schoalrly and "radical" works. I also work on religion and popular culture, in particular links between apocalypse, religion and science fiction (with an emphasis on Doctor Who) and religion in fandom.

I completed my PhD, on seventeenth-century ideas of Jewish restoration to Palestine, at the University of Manchester in 2009. This forms the basis of my first book, The Restoration of the Jews: Early Modern Hermenutics, National Identity and Eschatology in the Works of Thomas Brightman (Springer, 2014).

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in the History of Modern Christianity, University of Manchester