Curriculum Vitae


Naomi Lawson Jacobs  L


PhD Study of Religions (pending 2017/18). SOAS, University of London. Thesis working title: ‘Uncovering the Roof: An Emancipatory Perspective on Disability and Christianity’. Supervisor: Sîan M. Hawthorne.

MA Disability Studies, distinction (2008). Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds.

PGCE Post-Compulsory Education (2003). Institute of Education, University of London.

MA English Literature (2001).

BA English Literature (2000).

Teaching and Professional Experience

[Coming soon]

Publications and Writing

Book Chapters

Jacobs, Naomi Lawson (forthcoming 2016). ‘The Cult of Health and Wholeness: Normalcy, Disability and Christian Churches’. In: Rebecca Mallett, Cassie Ogden and Jenny Slater (eds.) Theorising Normalcy and the Mundane: Precarious Positions. University of Chester Press. (Peer reviewed.)

Paper Presentations: Conferences

‘Cripping Up: The Austerity Politics of Visibility and Invisibility for Disabled People’. Disrupting Visibility: The Politics of Passing. Goldsmiths, University of London; June 2015.

‘Reinforcing Normalcy: Christian Othering of Disabled People’. Religion, Gender and Body Politics: Postcolonial, Post-secular and Queer Perspectives. University of Utrecht, Netherlands; February 2015.

‘Reinforcing Normalcy: Christian Churches and Faith Healing’. Lancaster Disability Studies Conference. Lancaster University; September 2014.

‘Stories and Silence: Disabled Women in the Bible’. Gender and Disability Conference: Asking Difficult Questions. University of Sheffield; May 2014.

‘The Religion of Health and Wholeness: A View From the Edge’. 5th International Normalcy Conference: Theorising Normalcy and the Mundane. Sheffield Hallam University; July 2013.

‘Transgressive Textual Practice: Jesus and the Hemorrhage Woman’. Postgraduate Disability Research: A Critical Space to Engage. University of Warwick; July 2011.

‘Jesus, Disability and the Gospel Healing Narratives: Enabling Access or Erasing Identity?’ 2nd Derby Symposium on Social Scientific and Cultural Studies Approaches to Biblical Studies. University of Derby; June 2011.

Paper Presentations: Other

‘”Welcome” or “Come Well”? Christian Churches and Disability’. Society, Religion and Belief Research Group Seminar, University of Derby; 04/2014. Visiting speaker.

Conferences: Other

[Seminar Facilitator] ‘Body Politics: Disability in the Field of Religion and Gender’. With Sîan Hawthorne, Eleanor Tiplady Higgs, and Kavita Maya. Religion, Gender and Body Politics: Postcolonial, Post-secular and Queer Perspectives. University of Utrecht, Netherlands; February 2015.

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

Jacobs, Naomi Lawson (2015). ‘Imagine: Outside’. The Still Point 1, 20-21.

Book Reviews

Jacobs, Naomi Lawson (2013). ‘Disability Studies and Biblical Literature’. Disability & Society 28 (2), 289-291.

Jacobs, Naomi Lawson (2012). ‘A Theological Diagnosis: A New Direction on Genetic Therapy, ‘Disability’ and the Ethics of Healing’. Disability & Society 27(1), 151-152.

Jacobs, Naomi Lawson (2010). ‘Ageing, Disability and Spirituality: Addressing the Challenge of Disability in Later Life’. Disability & Society 25(4), 513-514.