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.

I am co-director of The Shiloh Project: Rape Culture, Religion, and the Bible, a joint initiative set up by staff from the Universities of Sheffield, Leeds and Auckland (NZ). It is committed to fostering research into the phenomenon of rape culture, the complex and at times contentious relationships that exist between rape culture and religion, considering the various ways religion can both participate in and contest rape culture discourses and practices.


  • 2014–present
    Director of the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies , University of Sheffield
  • 2015–present
    Senior Lecturer, 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