Welcome to the Hidden Perspectives Blog!
My name is Emily and I’m a first year Biblical Studies student (studying Religion, Theology & The Bible) at Sheffield University. I’ve been asked to be Editor and lead the student run blog here as part of the Hidden Perspectives project.
What can I tell you about myself? My life started in Tauranga, New Zealand (where the most notable past resident is Richard O’Brien – creator of The Rocky Horror Picture Show) and I spent my childhood in Coffs Harbour, Australia (winner of “Most Temperate City” in Australia and home of Russell Crowe). I have traveled around the world twice and have experienced everything from eating baguettes in front of the Mona Lisa in Paris, France to holding court with a witch doctor on a dormant volcano in Bali, Indonesia.
My research interests lie in everything from trans-humanism, the internet and future ethics to how Japanese Anime portrays Western religions; but if you asked Katie Edwards (project leader of Hidden Perspectives) she’d tell you that I’m primarily obsessed (her words!) with a certain historical figure named Pontius Pilate.
I’m thrilled to be asked to play such a big part in this exciting and ambitious project. I have been writing and editing my own zines since I was 13 and this position makes my teenage dreams of being Julia Sawalia in Press Gang all that more possible. Now if only I could go on a date with Dexter Fletcher…
In the coming weeks the team and I hope to bring you some great features with interviews from the community, articles, artwork and of course information on how you can contribute to this great project.
Thanks for your support!