Interview: Rachel Al Rubai

School/Institution: University of Toronto Areas of Interest/Research: Late antique asceticism, archaeology, and early Christian women What is it about your field that you love researching? I love approaching questions that are interdisciplinary in nature. I think that the history of gender, religion, and sexuality is one that utilizes theories from many different fields. As such,…

Interview: Yehuda Mansell

School/Institution: Durham University/Vancouver School of Theology Areas of Interest/Research: Biblical Studies, Theology, Semitics, Ancient Near Eastern Studies What is it about your field that you love researching? My field is like a complex treasure map with so many interesting diversions and points of interest. I’m infinitely curious about so many things, and my field provides…

Interview: Madison Tarleton

School/Institution: University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology Joint Doctoral Program in the Study of Religion Areas of Interest/Research: Medieval Judaism in Christian Europe and early forms of anti-Judaic and anti-Semitic material culture What is it about your field that you love researching? While my research is often challenging to work, I find purpose and meaning…

Interview: Gideon Sam

School/Institution: The University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham Areas of Interest/Research: Social world of Luke-Acts, Lucan meals, and Theology of hunger and hospitality  What is it about your field that you love researching? I love setting-out biblical and theological principles in aiding the Church and theological institution in their journey with the oppressed and marginalised. In particular,…

ECR Interview: Dr. Susannah Crockford

School/Institution: Currently between institutions Areas of Interest/Research: Anthropology of Religion/Religion and Politics What is it about your field that you love researching? I’ve always been attracted to learning about groups/individuals/ideas/practices that are deemed “marginal” or “fringe” because these terms are relational. What is fringe in one period/place is mainstream in another. The social positions of…

ECR Interview: Dr. Matt Sharp

School/Institution: University of Edinburgh Areas of Interest/Research: Paul’s letters, Greek and Roman religion, Ancient philosophy What is it about your field that you love researching? I love that the texts of the Bible (as well as other ancient texts) address some big and philosophical questions about life, death, God and the world, but that they…

Interview: Mia Theocharis

School/Institution: University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto  Areas of Interest/Research: Historical Theology, Jewish-Christian Relations What is it about your field that you love researching? I love piecing together the historical narrative of Jewish-Christian relations because it allows me to fully understand the relationship between both faiths in our present context. I’m…

Interview: Gregory E. Lamb

School/Institution: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) Areas of Interest/Research: Biblical Studies – NT What is it about your field that you love researching? I love listening to the voices of scholars past and being a part of an interpretive community of lifelong learners. In this sense, every voice has a unique perspective and important role…

Interview: Emily Qureshi-Hurst

School/Institution: University of Oxford Areas of Interest/Research: Science and Religion, Philosophy of Time, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Physics.  What is it about your field that you love researching? I love the interdisciplinarity of my research. I’ve always struggled to focus on one thing – I loved all three of my A-level subjects, studied a…

Interview: Mark Stone

School/Institution: Emory University Areas of Interest/Research: Hebrew Bible; Ancient Near Eastern literature; diachronic criticism; hermeneutics; theodicy What is it about your field that you love researching? One of the most curious things about the Hebrew Bible is that it is so transparently a project of compromise. And I mean this in the best, most profound…