Dr Laura Quick BA, MA, DPhil

Dr Laura Quick
Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament; Faculty of Theology and Religion
College office: 
Tutor and Fellow in Theology and Religion

Professor Quick is the Director of Studies for Theology and Religion. She teaches undergraduate and graduate students in biblical literature of all periods, with an eye to the literatures and cultures of the wider ancient eastern Mediterranean.

Research interests: 

Professor Quick’s work is situated at the intersection of Biblical Studies, Assyriology, and Classics. She is interested in the composition of biblical literature in the wider context of the ancient Eastern Mediterranean.

Research interests include feminist approaches to biblical literature, the comparative method, material culture, embodiment, dress and adornment, gender, and the history of sexuality. Professor Quick is currently researching beauty and aesthetics in biblical and ancient Jewish and Christian literature.

Selected publications: 

Professor Quick is the author of Deuteronomy 28 and the Aramaic Curse Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2017), and Dress, Adornment, and the Body in the Hebrew Bible (Oxford University Press, 2021). She is the co-editor of To Gaul, to Greece, and Into Noah’s Ark (Oxford University Press, 2019), and New Perspectives on Ritual in the Biblical World (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2022). Her essays have been published in the journals Aramaic Studies, Biblica, Biblical Interpretation, Biblische Notizen, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Currents in Biblical Research, Dead Sea Discoveries, Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel, Journal of Ancient Judaism, Journal of Biblical Literature, Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, Journal of Semitic Studies, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha, Vetus Testamentum, and Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft.