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Professor Siam Bhayro

Associate Professor in Early Jewish Studies

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Research interests

Bible, Semitic Languages and the Ancient Near East; Early Judaism and Jewish Biblical Exegesis; Medicine in the Christian and Islamic Orient; Aramaic incantation texts; ancient and medieval music

Teaching

  • 2010 — Voted Department Tutor of the Year
  • 2012 — Shortlisted for Best Feedback Provider, Students' Guild Teaching Awards
  • 2012 — Also nominated for Best Lecturer
  • 2013 — Shortlisted for Best Feedback Provider, Students' Guild Teaching Awards
  • 2014 — Runner-up for Most Supportive Member of Staff, Students' Guild Teaching Awards
  • 2014 — Also nominated for Best Feedback Provider, Best Lecturer, Innovative Teaching, and Research Inspired Teaching
  • 2015 — Winner in the category of Most Supportive Member of Staff, Students' Guild Teaching Awards
  • 2015 — Also nominated for Best Feedback Provider, and Best Lecturer
  • 2016 — Nominated for Best Lecturer, Innovative Teaching, and Most Supportive Member of Staff.
  • 2017 — Nominated for Best Undergraduate Supervisor, Best Feedback Provider, and Most Supportive Member of Staff.
  • 2018 — Shortlisted for Most Supportive Member of Staff, Students' Guild Teaching Awards
  • 2018 — Also nominated for Most Supportive Personal Tutor 

 

 

Modules taught

Biography

Professor Siam Bhayro was appointed Associate Professor in Early Jewish Studies in 2016, having previously been Senior Lecturer since 2012 and Lecturer since 2007.

He graduated in 1997 with a First Class Honours degree in Hebrew from the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University College London. He was also awarded the Faculty of Arts Prize and Medallion for that session. He gained a PhD from the same department in June 2000 for his research into the Book of Enoch.

For the next two years he worked on the Dictionary of Classical Hebrew at the University of Sheffield, before working for three years as Lector of Semitic Languages in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Yale University, one year as Wellcome Trust Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University College London and, finally before arriving at Exeter, one year as Research Associate at the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit, University of Cambridge.

He can often be seen walking his Basenji, Tiglath-Pileser III, around Exeter, and is a season ticket holder for his beloved Arsenal.