School of Humanities
We're passionate about investigating what makes us human, from literature, language and music, to history, film and philosophical debate.
We are fascinated by people and their achievements over the centuries, from prehistory to the modern day. Our research and education spans many disciplines, most of which are ranked in the top 10 across British universities. Our research informs our teaching, which is regularly recognised as a leader in the annual National Student Survey. We're proud to have a friendly and approachable community that is always willing to help colleagues and students to succeed.
Research groups bring together specialists to share knowledge and solve problems.
My research interests are primarily in the reception and interpretation of traditions of the bible in the Second Temple period, and more generally in the culture and society of Jews in the Hellenistic world and the early Roman Empire.
I focus my research on the interpretation of midrashic literature, with particular reference to Jewish-Christian relations, Jewish history from biblical times to Late Antiquity, and eschatology and messianism.
My research involves regional languages in France, in particular Flemish in French Flanders, translation theory and practice, questions of language and identity in wider contexts, and non-standard varieties of French.