Katie B. Edwards is an author and broadcaster from Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
She has a first class degree and a PhD in Biblical Studies from the University of Sheffield, where she also worked as an academic from 2012-2020, teaching and researching the role of religion in contemporary culture.
She continues her academic interests as a Visiting Research Fellow at The University of Chester 2021-2024.
Katie has written widely for the press, and her work has featured in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Conversation, The Washington Post and Newsweek.
Her radio credits include the award-winning and critically acclaimed 2018 Lent Talk ‘Silence of the Lamb’, which Katie wrote and presented.
She has also presented several episodes of Beyond Belief, a long-running series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world, and the ‘Yorkshire Poets’ episode of Tongue and Talk, both on BBC Radio 4.
Katie co-hosts the Noirthern podcast, produced by Trace Productions.
Katie is represented by Jon Wood at Rogers, Coleridge and White Literary Agency.
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BBC Radio 4 Beyond Belief
Dr Katie Edwards looks at the way different religions have embraced the digital world during lockdown from Covid-19.
#SheToo Podcast Series
Award-winning podcast series produced by Rosie Dawson.
The story of Hagar is the most well-known of the passages under consideration in this series. Hagar is the slave of Abraham and Sarah who is required to bear Abraham a son, Ishmael, as a solution to the couple’s childlessness. Usually this story is read as part of the wider story about how Abraham came to be the father of two nations, through his sons Isaac and Ishmael. Here Dr Katie Edwards seeks to read the story from the perspective of Hagar.