Chloe Church



College: College of Humanities
Discipline: Theology and Religion
Department: College of Humanities

I am a first year AHRC-funded doctoral student at the University of Exeter. My research centres on the visual biblical interpretation of the Annunciation to Mary (Lk 1:26-38) in Counter-Reformation art. 

I am co-supervised by Associate Professor Louise Lawrence (Theology and Religion, University of Exeter) and Dr Alexandra Hoare (History of Art, University of Bristol).

I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2016 with a first-class honours degree in Theology and Religion. I was awarded the JG Davies Memorial Prize for my undergraduate dissertation, entitled ‘Life After Death in Second Temple Judaism’, supervised by Professor Charlotte Hempel. In September 2016 I began a Masters by Research with Biblical Studies Specialism and was awarded a College of Arts and Humanities Masters-Level Scholarship . I completed my Masters in the summer of 2017, under the title ‘Modes of Visual Biblical Interpretation in the Lutheran and Counter-Reformation Reformations.’ 

Conference presentations:

  • University of Exeter Humanities PGR Conference, April 2018
  • South West and Wales 23rd Annual Theology PGR Conference, April 2018

Published articles:

  • 'The Troublesome Subject: Images of Mary as Virgin and Mother' Question Journal 2 (2018)