Dr Kirsi Cobb
Kirsi 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 graduate from the University of Wales, Bangor, where she completed her doctorate in 2012. Her PhD dissertation was on the biblical figure of Miriam and the multiple ways her story can be read when using different methods of hermeneutics.
Kirsi’s main research interests are women’s studies and biblical interpretation, especially in the Old Testament. Her recent research projects center upon reading troubling and violent passages in the Hebrew Bible such as Hosea 2 and Miriam’s Song in Exodus 15:21, using lenses of trauma theory, autoethnography, revenge and abuse. Her research seeks to find ways to better understand such disturbing themes in the Bible and read women’s stories in more empowering ways.
Together with Dr. Holly Morse (The University of Manchester), Kirsi is also the co-founder and co-director of the Bible, Gender and Church Research Centre. The Centre aims to foster research in biblical gender studies through various projects that will affect change in the Church and academia, so the both women and men can be empowered ‘to live life to the full’.
Kirsi lives in Sheffield with her husband Stuart who serves as a faithful sounding board to Kirsi’s research ideas. In her spare time, Kirsi likes hiking, streetdance and watching movies.
Courses taught by Dr Kirsi Cobb
About This Course A brand-new Cliff College Online course led by John Hawksworth, YFC Local Ministries Senior Manager together with colleagues from our partners Youth for Christ. The aim of the course is to reflect on this important ministry during . . .
About This Course The aim of the course is to reflect on this important ministry during the changed circumstances that we find ourselves in around the world due to COVID-19. Whether you have been involved in children’s ministry for many . . .
About This Course Introduction to Christian Holiness is a four-session course taught by Rev Paul Smith that explores the theme of holiness, beginning with the Old Testament and the character of God, and the incarnation of Jesus in the New . . .
About This Course Creative Bible Reading, led by Rev Dr Mike Parsons, is a six session online course designed to help students examine different ways of reading and engaging with the Bible, and explore how the Bible fits into their . . .
About This Course The Women in the Bible course is one of a series of events being sponsored by The Bible, Gender and Church Research Centre, (www. cliffcollege.ac.uk/gender-centre) based at Cliff College. The course will be delivered by Dr Kirsi . . .
About This Course Our Cliff College Certificate in Parenting for Faith short course is designed to stretch, inform and inspire as those questions are explored. It is designed for those working in a professional or voluntary capacity with children, young . . .
About This Course Our Parenting for Faith course is a self-paced short course designed to stretch, inform and inspire as those questions are explored. It is designed for those working in a professional or voluntary capacity with children, young people, . . .