Dr KATIE CROSS

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

Teaching 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 March 2018 as Christ’s College Teaching Fellow in Practical Theology. I gained my PhD from the University of Aberdeen in early 2018. My PhD thesis, supported by the AHRC, was a theological engagement with the issues and practice of theodicy. I examined responses to trauma and suffering in an increasingly non-religious social context, using the emergent phenomenon of ‘godless congregations’ as a lens of interpretation. As part of my study, I undertook qualitative research (interviews and observation) with members of the Sunday Assembly in London and Edinburgh, exploring questions of belonging, community experiences, and responses to suffering.

Research

Research Interests

Broadly, my research interests include:

  • Theology and trauma/responses to tragic events
  • Secularity and unbelief
  • Feminist theology
  • Qualitative research 
Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

  • DR1540: Religion at Ground Zero
  • DR302R, DR402R, ME33DR: Spirituality, Health and Healing
  • DR2064/DR301X: The Theology and Practice of Preaching
  • DR452K: Justice and Reconciliation
Publications

Publications 

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