Welcome

Jo Henderson-MerrygoldWelcome to the website of Jo Henderson-Merrygold.

I am a PhD student at the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS) and am co-director Hidden Perspectives: Bringing the Bible out of the closet, which showcases LGBTQ engagements with the Bible and religion. For my PhD I am developing a hermeneutics to challenge cisnormativity, and specialise in Genesis and Hebrew Bible. I am also interested in religion and the Bible in Public, religion and popular culture, and LGBT Studies and queer theory. I regularly write about the intersection between LGBT+ people, queer politics, and religion and the Bible.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (since 2016) and am keen to pursue further opportunities for teaching in Higher Education. You can find reflections on my experiences as a mature student, and as a postgraduate researcher, on my blog.

I am available for public speaking and workshops about religion, the Bible or gender, sexuality and queerness. I can be contacted via twitter: @Jo_H_M or by email: j.henderson-merrygold@sheffield.ac.uk. You can also see more about my work on my University of Sheffield profile page.