Katherine Gwyther

Katherine Gwyther


I joined the University of Leeds in 2019 to start my PhD which is fully funded by a School of PRHS scholarship. Previously, I completed my BA (Hons) and MRes degrees at the University of Sheffield. While at the University of Sheffield, I was awarded the Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarship for my MRes degree.

My project focuses on the cross-disciplinary use of Utopian Studies by Hebrew Bible scholars. I am interested in how the concept of utopia is used as a method for biblical interpretation. As such, my thesis examines Exodus 20–23 with a utopian hermeneutic, developed from the work of Fredric Jameson. 

Research interests

  • Hebrew Bible
  • Utopia
  • Marxist interpretation
  • Feminist interpretation
  • Resistance and the Hebrew Bible


  • MRes Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies
  • BA (Hons) Philosophy and Religion

Research groups and institutes

  • Theology and Religious Studies
  • Centre for Religion and Public Life