Dr Rhiannon Grant

Dr Rhiannon Grant

Department of Theology and Religion
Lecturer in Modern Quaker Thought

Contact details

Centre for Research in Quaker Studies,
1046 Bristol Road
B30 6LJ

Contemporary Quakerism and religious thought, especially religious language and practice

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  • PhD, University of Leeds (2014)
  • MA in Gender, Sexuality and Queer Theory, University of Leeds (2010)
  • BA in Philosophy and Theology, University of Nottingham (2009)

Postgraduate supervision

Areas include: philosophy of religion, Wittgenstein, modern Quakerism, modern Judaism, modern Christianity, feminist and queer approaches to religion, and religious language.

Find out more - our PhD Theology and Religion  page has information about doctoral research at the University of Birmingham.


My current work includes issues around multiple religious belonging and theologising Quaker practices.



Refereed journal articles

co-authored with Rachel Muers:

  • 2018, "Documentary Theology: Testing a New Approach to Texts in Religious Communities", submitted to Journal of the American Academy of Religion, https://doi.org/10.1093/jaarel/lfx041
  • 2016, "At the Threshold of Community: Exploring Quaker Decision-Making Processes", Faith and Freedom, Volume 69 Issue 1, 3-13

Book chapters

  • in preparation: "Doctrine and Fanon", Fantastic Fan Cultures and the Sacred, ed. John W. Morehead, McFarland
  • forthcoming: "Multiple Religious Belonging in Wittgensteinian Perspective" in Wittgenstein and Interreligious Encounter, eds. Gorazd Andrejc and Daniel H. Weiss, Brill
  • 2017: "Breaking Sixteen Walls: Deadpool as Philosopher and Sociologist" in Deadpool and Philosophy, eds. Nicolas Michaud and Jacob May, Open Court