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
Publications and Writing
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.
[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.
Jacobs, Naomi Lawson (2013). ‘Disability Studies and Biblical Literature’. 289-291.
Jacobs, Naomi Lawson (2012). ‘A Theological Diagnosis: A New Direction on Genetic Therapy, ‘Disability’ and the Ethics of Healing’.27(1), 151-152.
Jacobs, Naomi Lawson (2010). ‘Ageing, Disability and Spirituality: Addressing the Challenge of Disability in Later Life’.25(4), 513-514.