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Professor Katherine Southwood

Katherine Southwood is a Fellow and Tutor, as well as an Associate Professor in Old Testament in the Faculty of Theology and Religion.

Her research is characterised by methodologically robust interdisciplinary engagement with primary texts. Currently, Prof. Southwood’s research is on the body and death, building on the research themes initiated within the Job monograph. She has received a large grant for this from St John’s college for this research.

Prof. Southwood’s research combines philology with interdisciplinary approaches to the Hebrew Bible. Thus, a rigorous and detailed analysis of relevant aspects of language is combined with vibrant evaluations of texts using other disciplines and with thoroughly structured methodological underpinnings.

Research interests: body and death; identity formation; migration and exile