MemberAysha W. Musa

Aysha W. Musa is a fully funded fourth year PhD student with the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS) and the School of English Literature at the University of Sheffield. She is working in the field of Gender and the Bible, focusing on Jael’s performances of gender in Judges 4 and 5. Aysha is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and is currently a coordinator for the Sheffield Gender History Group and an Academic Tutor for the Realising Opportunities outreach programme.

MemberDalal Musaed Alsayer

Dalal is an Assistant Professor of Architecture in the College of Architecture at Kuwait University.  Her research lies at the intersection of architecture, development aid, and environmentalism in the context of the Middle East and North Africa during the twentieth century. Dalal holds a professional Bachelor of Architecture from Kuwait University; a post-professional Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP), Columbia University; a Master in Design Studies, concentrating in Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology, from the Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard University; and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Architecture from the Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania. She has taught at Kuwait University and the University of Pennsylvania.

MemberJonas Leipziger

Research and Teaching Associate at the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg (Prof. Dr. Hanna Liss); studied Jewish Studies and Protestant Theology in Neuendettelsau, Heidelberg, Hanover (USA) and Jerusalem; Alumnus of the Scholarship Programme Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk; former member of the Collaborative Research Centre 933 Material Text Cultures (Heidelberg University/Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg)

MemberFlavio Gregori

I am professor of English literature at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy) where I presently serve as Provost (Vice-rector) for the University cultural activities and relations. I was Director of the Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies, Head of a BA programme in Modern Languages and Cultures, and of a Master programme in European, American and Postcolonial Literatures, and Rector’s Deputy for Cultural and Literary Activities. My prevalent area of research is the eighteenth-century literature and culture in England, but I’m also interested in contemporary literature, comparative literature and reception studies, and the interaction between literature and cinema. I direct the journal English Literature: Theories, Interpretations, Contexts, and a series, “Collana di Letterature Moderne”, produced at Ca’ Foscari. I co-direct the literary festival Incroci di Civiltà – Crossings of Civilizations, held yearly in Venice, for which I interviewed Jeanette Winterson, V.S. Naipaul, Cees Nooteboom, David Grossman, James Ivory, Ian McEwan, and others.