Kirsi Cobb, Ph.D., Lecturer in Biblical Studies, Cliff College

Originally from Finland, Kirsi moved to the UK in 1999 to pursue theological studies. She completed her first degree in biblical and applied theology in 2002 followed by an MA in missions in 2004. She is a graduate from the University of Wales, Bangor, where she completed her doctorate in 2012. Her PhD thesis is entitled ‘A Woman on the Border: A Feminist-Structuralist-Deconstructive Reading of the Character of Miriam in Exodus 2:1-10; 15:20-21 and Numbers 12:1-16.'

Whilst working towards her PhD, she also trained as an English teacher. She has taught beginners to advanced levels at various centres around Sheffield including the ELTC (University of Sheffield) and Sheffield International College. She has served as a visiting lecturer at Iso Kirja Bible College in Finland where she taught biblical interpretation as well as research methods.

Her main research interests are women's studies and biblical interpretation, and she has presented at various biblical studies conferences on these and related matters. She is working on a couple of smaller articles and/or publications, including two entries in the forthcoming volumes of The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (Walter de Gruyter).