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Biography

Jenny is Dean of Studies at the Cambridge Centre of Christianity Worldwide. Prior to this, she completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Roehampton and a PhD in political theology at Durham University (on the question of how Christian ethical and political formation takes place, with a particular focus on how this happens in the context of the Church of England). This research grew out of several years spent working as a parliamentary researcher and in social policy.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Political dimensions of Christian formation
  • Intersection of spirituality and political life
  • Negative theology
  • Radical democracy
  • Anglican ecclesiology

Selected publications

Political Formation: Being formed by the Spirit in church and world (SCM). Forthcoming, 2022.

Connecting Christianities: World Christianity and Mission in the 21st Century, co-edited with Muthuraj Swamy (Regnum Press). Forthcoming 2022.

‘Radical Democratic Discipleship: Encountering the Spirit in civic life’, Political Theology, December 2020.

Teaching

Jenny teaches widely in theology and ethics. She has lectured in social ethics for KCL since 2020. She has also taught for Anglia Ruskin University, the University of Cambridge, the College of the Resurrection, and Sarum College, focusing on political theology, ethics, ecclesiology, and spirituality.

Expertise and public engagement

Reviews Editor, Crucible, the Journal of Christian Social Ethics

Treasurer, Society for the Study of Theology