Dr KATIE CROSS

Dr KATIE CROSS
MA (Hons) (University of St. Andrews), MTh, PhD (University of Aberdeen)

Research Fellow

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Dr KATIE CROSS
Dr KATIE CROSS

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The University of Aberdeen (KCS14) King's College
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen
AB24 3UB

Biography

I joined the school of Divinity, History and Philosophy in April 2018 as Christ’s College Fellow in Practical Theology. I was awarded my PhD by the University of Aberdeen in early 2018. 

My PhD thesis, funded by SGSAH, was a theological engagement with issues of trauma and suffering in an increasingly non-religious UK social context. A monograph based on my PhD research, The Sunday Assembly and Theologies of Suffering, was published by Routledge in 2020.

I recently co-edited a volume entitled Feminist Trauma Theologies: Body, Scripture and Church in Critical Perspective (SCM Press, 2020). A second related volume, provisionally titled Perspectives on Trauma Theologies: Gender, Race, Poverty, and Health in Critical Theological Perspective, is under contract with SCM Press for publication in 2022. 

I am an associate member of the Iona Community, a dispersed Christian ecumenical community working for inclusion, peace, and social justice worldwide. 

Research

Research Interests

Broadly, my research interests include: theology and disaster, responses to tragic events, trauma theology, secularity and unbelief, feminist theology and theologies of the body. I am also interested in qualitative research methodologies. 

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

I am responsible for the teaching and coordination of a wide range of modules, including: Atheism and Atheisms; Pastoral Theology: Trauma, Suffering and Healing; God, Sexualities and Identity; God, Sex and Death; Religion at Ground Zero; Global Issues/Global Religions; Secularity (online). 

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External Responsibilities

Admin Responsibilities

  • Co-convenor of Sophia, the Divinity/Religious Studies Women's Network at the University of Aberdeen.