Lecturer in Theology

Katherine Southwood

A detail from the back gate to Trinity College, with a gryphon in metal.


I offer teaching on the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament.


My research combines philology with interdisciplinary approaches to the Hebrew Bible. Thus, a rigorous and detailed analysis of relevant aspects of language is combined with vibrant evaluations of texts using other disciplines and with thoroughly structured methodological underpinnings.

You can find out more about work here.

Studying Theology at St John's College, Oxford

Selected Publications

Job’s Body and the Dramatized Comedy of ‘Moralising’, Studies in the Biblical World (Routledge: Oxford and New York, 2021

Women and Exilic Identity in the Hebrew Bible, co-edited with Martien Halverson-Taylor, Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, 631 (London and New York: T & T Clark, 2018)

Marriage by Capture in the Book of Judges: An Anthropological Approach, Society for Old Testament Studies Series (inaugural volume in this new monograph series which marks the society’s centenary) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)

Ethnicity and the Mixed Marriage Crisis in Ezra 9-10: An Anthropological Approach, Oxford Theological Monograph Series (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)

Co-edited Special volume on the topic of ‘Involuntary Migration in the Ancestral Narratives’ with Casey Strine (Sheffield) in Hebrew Studies 60 (2019), pp. 39-106

‘Metaphor, Illness, and Identity in Psalm 88 and 102’, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (2) 2019, 228-246

Philosophy and Theology
Theology and Religion
Professor Southwood