Dr Katja Stuerzenhofecker is Lecturer in Gender Studies in Religion at the University of Manchester. She has a special interest in gender issues in contemporary Jewish and Christian practices and their relation to thought and tradition. Other interests focus on informal and formal learning. Her research entitled Students in Public has developed resources to embed the public dissemination of student knowledge and understanding into teaching and learning practices. Her most recent publication explores the pluralization of practical theology from international and multi-traditional perspectives, and she is the co-editor of a special issue of Melilah: Manchester Journal of Jewish Studies (2019) on gender. Combining academic and personal interests, she is the organizer of the University of Manchester’s Centre for Jewish Studies Screen and Talk public film club.