Minna Shkul (she/her)

BA Hons, MA, PHD

Department of Philosophy

Senior Lecturer in Religion, Gender and Society

Director of Religious Studies of Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

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Minna Shkul
Department of Philosophy
45 Victoria Street
S3 7QB

I am a Senior University Teacher in Religion, Gender and Society and I look after Philosophy, Religion and Ethics programmes and MA pathway. I have previously worked both in HR and Academic management and held two research positions at the Finnish Academy, at the University of Helsinki. 

My scholarship, teaching and supervision focus on intersectional identities; especially global perspectives on religion, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity, and I am also interested in secularism, unbelief, multireligious hybridity, and wellbeing.

My inclusive pedagogy has been recognised with a Senate Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, and Sheffield Student Union Academic Award for Equality and Diversity. My contribution to Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonising the Curriculum was also recognised as highly commendable in the Vice-Chancellor's 2022 Awards for Learning and Teaching. 

Research interests
  • Contemporary unbelief, faith, and multireligiosity, especially ethnography and lived religion
  • Feminist and Queer religious studies
Teaching activities

I teach the following modules when they are running:

  • LGBTQ+ studies
  • Religion in Britain
  • Ethnography and Lived Religion
  • Feminist and Queer Studies in Religion (both UG and PGT)
  • Dissertations (both UG and PGT)
Professional activities and memberships

I have been a member of the British New Testament Society and co-chaired its Social World seminar during my doctoral and post-doctoral research. I have also worked on Finnish Academy research colloquium projects on religion, social identity and prejudice, and I have contributed to pedagogical projects in education, and given papers on inclusive pedagogy and assessment diversity in various academic events.