The summer of 2011 sees Dr Karen Wenell join the School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion’s academic teaching staff.

Previously a Lecturer in Creativity, Culture and Faith at the University of Glasgow, Karen is a New Testament scholar concerned with the engagement between Biblical Studies and the Social Sciences, and the ways the text relates to lives in the ancient and contemporary world.

She is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the British New Testament Society, and the European Association of Biblical Studies, for which she co-chairs the research programme Bible and Sacred Space with Cor de Vos (University of Münster)

As well as teaching three undergraduate modules, Karen will be offering research supervision in a number of specialised areas; including Historical Jesus Studies, Spatial-Critical theory and the New Testament and Christmas and ethical consumption.