Ms Frauke Uhlenbruch

Position: Research Assistant for the Society, Religion and Belief research centre

College: College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Subject area: Social Science

Research Centre: Centre for Society, Religion and Belief

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I am a PhD student and research assistant for the Society, Religion and Belief research centre.

Professional interests

As a research assistant, I am involved in organising events and conferences.

Research interests

My PhD project is concerned with Utopian theory and the Hebrew Bible. In 2013 I will be organising and chairing EABS' "Science Fiction and the Bible" workshop (

Membership of professional bodies

Since 2011, I have been student representative on the European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS) committee.


Undergraduate Qualifications

  • BA Jewish Studies/English , Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf

Postgraduate Qualifications 

  • MA Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University College London

Recent publications

  • "Reconstructing Realities from Biblical Utopias: Alien Readers and Dystopian Potentials." Biblical Interpretation (forthcoming). 
  • Promised Land into Real-Life Utopia? Numbers 13 and 'Of Plymouth Plantation'. eSharp, Issue 18: Challenges of Development (Spring 2012). 

Recent conferences

Reading the Promised Land with W.E.B. Du Bois

EABS Annual Meeting

Leipzig, Germany, 2013

Utopia and Dystopia in Numbers 13

EABS Annual Meeting and SBL International Meeting

Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 2012

The Bible - by Gene Roddenberry

New Horizons, Postgraduate Research Conference

University of Derby, UK, January 2012

Utopian Landscapes in the Hebrew Bible

East Midlands Universities Graduate Conference

Nottingham, England, September 2011

Rabbinic and Postmodern Perspectives on "The Death of the Author"

New Horizons, Postgraduate Research Conference

University of Derby, UK, January 2011

The Motif of Bat Qol in Rabbinic Literature

SBL Annual Meeting 2010

Atlanta, USA, November 2010

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