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Dr Kirsi Cobb

 

LECTURER IN BIBLICAL STUDIES

k.cobb@cliffcollege.ac.uk

Education
1999 - 2002 Mattersey Hall Bible College - BA in Biblical and Applied Theology;
Christian Diploma in Ministry
2002 - 2004 Birmingham Christian College - MA in Mission
2006 - 2012 University of Wales, Bangor - Ph.D in Theology

Dr. Kirsi Cobb joined Cliff College in September 2013.

Originally from Finland, Kirsi moved to the UK in 1999 to pursue a BA in theology. She is a recent graduate from the University of Wales, Bangor, where she completed her doctorate in 2012. Her PhD 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, Kirsi also trained as an English teacher. She has taught complete beginners to advanced students at various centres around Sheffield including the ELTC (University of Sheffield) and Sheffield International College. She has also served as a visiting lecturer at Iso Kirja Bible College in Finland where she taught biblical interpretation as well as research methods, and has authored several articles for Ristin Voitto, a prominent Finnish Pentecostal Newspaper.

Kirsi’s main research interests are women’s studies and biblical interpretation. She lives in Sheffield with her husband Stuart with whom she shares a passion for finding ever new ways to apply Scripture to everyday life.

Selected Publications & Presentations
  • MONOGRAPHS
  • 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, forthcoming.

  • ACADEMIC JOURNAL ARTICLES
  • ‘When Irony Bites Back: A Deconstructive Reading of the Midwives’ Excuse in Exodus 1:19,’ in I. Fischer (ed.), Gender Agenda Matters: Papers of the “Feminist Section” of the International Meetings of The Society of Biblical Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015) pp.1-11 (originally presented at ISBL, St. Andrews, July 2013).
  • Walter Houston & Kirsi Cobb ‘Exodus,’ SOTS Wiki Project, accessible at https://sots-ot.wikispaces.com/Exodus (2015).
  • ‘Manoah’ in Encyclopedia of Bible and Its Reception, De Gruyter, forthcoming in 2016.
  • ‘Miriam’ in Encyclopedia of Bible and Its Reception, De Gruyter, forthcoming in 2016.

  • PAPERS PRESENTED
  • ‘What does Aaron Do to Help? Re-evaluating the Role and Function of Aaron in Numbers 12:1-16,’ (ISBL, Vienna, July 2014).
  • ‘Persuading for Peace: Re-Evaluating the Song of Miriam in Light of Exodus 2:1-10 and 15:1-18,’ (International Doctorate and Post-Doc Forum for Gender Studies in Theology, Graz, March 2014 and Post-Graduate Seminar, University of Cambridge, December 2014).
  • ‘Finding Another Pharmakon? A Deconstructive Reading of ʽānāh in Exodus 15:21,’ (SOTS: Research in Progress, Durham, January 2014).
  • ‘Miriam, the Mirror of Moses: Reflecting on Leadership and the Metaphor of Family in Numbers 11-12,’ (SBL, Baltimore, November 2013).
  • ‘God’s Work of Women’s Work? Reading the Women of Exodus 2:1-10,’ (EABS, Leipzig, July 2013).
  • ‘Who Sings What to Whom? Re-evaluating Miriam’s Leadership in Exodus 15:19-21,’ (EABS Graduate Symposium, Sheffield, March 2013).
  • ‘A Study of the Question of how the Church Should Respond to the Modern Feminist Mode of Thought,’ (EPCRA/EPTA, Keuruu [Finland], July 2006).

  • NON-ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS
  • ’Kun Tahdonvoima Ei Enää Riitä: Hengen Hedelmä on Hengen Tyӧtä’ (When Willpower Is No Longer Enough: The Fruit of the Spirit is the Work of the Spirit) Ristin Voitto 22 (2013) pp.10-11.
  • ‘Yksi Vanhemmisto, 10 Seurakuntaa: Miten Multi-Site-Malli Toimii?’ (One Eldership, 10 Congregations: How does a Multi-Site-Model Work?) Paimen + 3 (2013) p.7.
  • ‘Huolehtija Tarvitsee Jumalan Rakkautta,’ (A Worrier Needs God’s Love) Ristin Voitto 9 (2013) pp.10-11.
  • ‘Kärsivällisyys On Uskon Askel,’ (Patience Is a Step of Faith) Ristin Voitto 49 (2012) pp.10-11.
  • ‘Ilo On Asenne,’ (Joy Is an Attitude) Ristin Voitto 34 (2012) pp.10-11.
  • ‘Mirjam – Johtaja, Teologi ja Elämän Puolustaja,’ (Miriam – A Leader, a Theologian and a Defender of Life) Ristin Voitto 19 (2012) pp.10-11.
  • ‘Seurakuntametsän Istuttajat,’ (‘Planters of a Forest of Churches’) Ristin Voitto 4 (2012) pp.14-15.
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