Member Directory

Matheus Reis is a Brazilian-American PhD student at the Centre for the Study of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on Brazilian Protestantism in the United States.

Dr Emma Wild-Wood completed her PhD in the Centre for the Study of World Christianity at the University of Edinburgh under Dr Jack Thompson. She taught in Bunia in DR Congo and in Uganda for a number of years. Before coming back to Edinburgh, Emma was the Director of the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide and Lecturer in World Christianities in the Faculty of Divinity of the University of Cambridge.

Elizabeth Marteijn is currently a PhD student in world Christianity, bringing together the methods of theology and ethnography in her doctoral study on Palestinian Christianity.

Nuam Hatzaw is a Masters student in World Christianity. She graduated from SOAS, University of London and her research interests include World Christianity, postcolonial feminist theology. anthropology, nationalism studies, and development studies.

Lucy Schouten completed her masters in World Christianity in the Centre and is now a Centre PhD student in World Christianity. She received a bachelors in mass communications at Brigham Young University. She then worked as a journalist for The Christian Science Monitor in Boston before moving to Edinburgh, where she studies the place of Christianity in the Middle East.

Jeffrey Cannon is an historian of African Christianity and currently a PhD student in world Christianity, investigating the colonial and post-colonial experiences of African peoples. The focus of his doctoral thesis is on the use of missionary photographs to influence British perceptions of Africa in the midst of British decolonization.

Alexander Chow is a Chinese American, born and raised in Southern California. He completed his PhD in theology at the University of Birmingham, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Renmin University of China, where he was doing research in Chinese Christianity and teaching in the School of Liberal Arts, and joined the University of Edinburgh in September 2013. He is also co-director of the Centre for the Study of World Christianity and co-editor of Studies in World Christianity.

Joshua Ralston is Lecturer in Muslim-Christian Relations at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh. Prior to moving to Scotland, he was Assistant Professor of Theology at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. He earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy at Wake Forest University, before going on to study World Christianity at Edinburgh (MTh with distinction), divinity at Candler School of Theology (MDiv), and Christian Theology and Islamic Thought at Emory University (PhD supervised by Ian A. McFarland). His primary work is concerned with the theological, ethical, legal-political, and scriptural encounters between Christians and Muslims across the centuries with a particular focus on Protestant Christianity and Sunni Islam. His commitment to Christian-Muslim relations has been shaped not only through academic study, but also by his experiences of teaching theology, ethics, and interfaith relations in Aba, Nigeria and Cairo, Egypt, and living in Ramallah, Palestine.