Dr. Francesca Stavrakopoulou is a British biblical scholar and broadcaster. She is currently a Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Religion at the University of Exeter. Her research is primarily focused on ancient Israelite and Judahite religions, and portrayals of the religious past in the Hebrew Bible. More specifically, she’s most interested in biblical traditions and ancient religious practices most at odds with Western cultural preferences, especially those bound up with the materiality and sociality of the body – whether living or dead, divine or human. Alongside Dr. Stavrakopoulou’s research and teaching, she is also involved in various media activities, including writing and presenting the BBC TV documentary series Bible’s Buried Secrets, which was recently re-aired on Netflix US.
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