Dr Alana Vincent is associate professor of Jewish Philosophy, Religion and Imagination at the University of Chester. Her research comprises two main areas of focus: interreligious relations, particularly Jewish-Christian dialogue, and religion and the arts (with a particular focus on literature); she is especially interested in projects that combine these two strands, examining the way that the arts construct and critique the wider cultural imaginaries in which interreligious interactions are situated. She has written on the memorial practices of WWI and the Holocaust, contemporary Jewish liturgy, and digital community formation. She is the currently serving president of the International Society for Religion, Literature & Culture, and sits on the editorial board of Literature & Theology and the Journal for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (JIBS). Originally trained as a sculptor, she maintains a small, non-commercial studio practice, and enjoys carpentry and urban hiking.