PhD Candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Manchester, interested in reception criticism, feminism and women in biblical texts.


(2018-) University of Manchester, PhD Religions and Theology

(2013-2014) Liverpool Hope University, PGCE Secondary and Religious Education

(2012-2013) King’s College, London, MA Christianity and the Arts

(2008-2011) Worcester College, University of Oxford, BA Hons Theology


Thesis: ‘Reimaging the Magdalene: Feminist Cultural Reception of the Magdalene in Art’ (Supervised by Prof. Peter Oakes and Dr Holly Morse)

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

April 2021 –  ‘Simply the Breast? The Magdalene’s Body Under Patriarchal Gaze’ – Divine Bodies Conference, University of Glasgow

August 2021 – ‘Mary Magdalene: The Transmuted Transgressor’ – Transmutations and Transgressions – 20th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture


  • The Brane Collective

  • British New Testament Society

  • European Society of Women in Theology

  • Society of Biblical Literature

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