I’m Naomi. I’m a disabled PhD researcher.
I have almost finished a PhD in sociology and religion, focusing on disability and Christianity. This has included interviews with over thirty disabled Christians and case study work with three church projects, to explore the experiences of disabled Christians in the (Protestant) churches in the UK. I am relating this to the theories and theologies of disability used in and by churches, and where these might come from.
This blog includes reflection on my research, and considers some of the issues that come up along the way, as they relate to disability, religion, and research.
In my career history, I’ve been a teacher in the Further Education sector and an associate lecturer in sociology. I am also a Disability Equality Trainer, and I deliver disability equality training in educational, business and religious settings.
I am disabled myself. I live in London with one cat and one human. I am always coveting a newer, shinier mobility aid.
Please feel free to contact me via twitter at @naomi_jacobs.