Pia Regensburger is a first-year MPhil student at Oriel College under the supervision of Professor Hindy Najman. Previously, she received her BA in Theology and Religion also at Oriel College, Oxford, with her undergraduate dissertation focusing on the book of Lamentations which explored the ways in which traumatic contexts can trigger a process of (re)gaining selfhood.
Building upon her previous work, Pia aims to elaborate her philosophical hermeneutic in the reading of ancient Jewish texts for her MPhil dissertation. Her research interests also include questions of gender in the ancient Jewish context, the concept of imago Dei, and the relationship between views of selfhood and the creation of ethical systems.
Research interests: selfhood; hermeneutics; ancient Judaism