Katie Edwards

Katie Edwards is the director of the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield, where she had previously held a senior lecturer position at the School of English. Her research focuses on the function, impact and influence of the Bible in contemporary culture. She is especially concerned with intersections of gender, race and class in popular cultural re-appropriations of biblical characters and narratives.
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Beyonce's Challenge to Whiteness

How Beyoncé's pregnancy pics challenge racist, religious and sexual stereotypes. On the first day of US Black History Month, Beyoncé revealed her second pregnancy in a series of striking and beautiful images re-appropriating classical and religious iconography. The central image, posted on her Instagram account, depicted the artist and activist in the style of the Virgin Mary, wearing a veil,... Continue Reading

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