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Dr Katy Hockey

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Katy joined the Department of Theology and Religion in September 2015 as an Associate Research Fellow. She is working with Professor David Horrell on his AHRC funded project ‘Ethnicity, race, and religion in early Christian and Jewish identities: a critical examination of ancient sources and modern scholarship.’ In 2015-16 she will be teaching the undergraduate modules ‘Elements of New Testament Greek’ and ‘Introducing Paul.’

Katy recently gained her PhD from Durham University under the supervision of Professor John Barclay. Her thesis entitled Seeing Emotionally: An Investigation of the Role of Emotion in the Rhetorical Discourse of 1 Peter aims to challenge the neglect of emotions in New Testament Studies and to provide the first full-length treatment of the function of emotions in a New Testament epistle.

Katy has also been involved in seeking to raise the profile of the Catholic Epistles in New Testament studies, especially in the UK, via organising the Muted Voices conference in Durham in 2015 which has led to the collaborative production of the forthcoming edited volume:

Hockey, Katherine M., Madison N. Pierce and Francis Watson (eds.), Muted Voices of the New Testament: Readings in the Catholic Epistles and Hebrews (T&T Clark, 2017).