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Alana Vincent

Associate Professor in History of Religion. Modern Judaism, Interreligious Dialogue, Religion & Literature.

Research qualifications: Docent
Educational qualifications: Distinguished university teacher



Works at

Associate professor at Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies Section: Religious Studies and Theology
A, Humanisthuset, HUM.J.128 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I came to Umeå in 2022, having previously held posts at the University of Chester (UK), Glasgow University (UK), and Swedish Theological Institute (Jerusalem). My background is in Jewish Studies (modern Judaism, holocaust and genocide, Jewish-Christian dialogue) and religion and literature.

Since 2020 I have been very involved in projects concerning changes to religious practice as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first of these, British Ritual Innovation under COVID-19, ran from 2020 to 2021; the successor project, Religious Communities in the Virtual Age, is a collaboration between teams from the UK, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Poland, and Slovenia, and will run from 2022-2024. This work draws on my previous research into both liturgical change and commemorative practices.

I have been active in education in wider society, serving several years on the Cheshire West and Chester Standing Action Council for Religious Education, the Cheshire West and Chester Interfaith Council, and the Scottish Interfaith Youth Council. I am a signatory of the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism; I have also provided specialist advice on antisemitism education to public organisations in the UK. 

I am the reviews editor for the journal Literature & Theology (Oxford University Press), the Hermeneutics & Critical Theory field editor for Advances in Ancient, Biblical, and Near Eastern Research, and sit on the editorial board of the Journal for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies. I have previously served as the president of the International Society for Religion, Literature & Culture, the chair of the Religions, Holocaust & Genocide Unit at the American Academy of Religion, and as reviews editor for the journal Jewish Culture & History

Researching global religious landscapes: a methodology between universalism and particularism, Sheffield: Equinox Publishing 2024 : xii-xvi
Vincent, Alana
Political Theology Network 2023
Rose, Marika; Vincent, Alana
Indiana: Indiana University 2023
Vincent, Alana
Political Theology Network 2023
Vincent, Alana
Manchester Metropolitan University; University of Chester 2021
Edelman, Joshua; Vincent, Alana; Kolata, Paulina; et al.
Entanglements and weavings: diffractive approaches to gender and love, Brill Academic Publishers 2021 : 159-174
Vincent, Alana
Encyclopedia of the Bible and its reception: mass – midnight, Walter de Gruyter 2020 : 555-567
Avery-Peck, Alan J.; Dahlke, Benjamin; Levtow, Nathaniel; et al.
Encyclopedia of the Bible and its reception: mass - midnight, Walter de Gruyter 2020 : 190-193
Hülden, Oliver; Vincent, Alana
Interreligious Studies and Intercultural Theology, Equinox Publishing 2020, Vol. 4, (2) : 201-223
Vincent, Alana
Interreligious relations and the negotiation of ritual boundaries: explorations in interrituality, Palgrave Macmillan 2019 : 179-196
Vincent, Alana M.
Literature & Theology, Oxford University Press 2018, Vol. 32, (2) : 127-130
Fisk, Anna; Vincent, Alana M.
Everyday social justice and citizenship: perspectives for the 21st century, Routledge 2018 : 42-56
Vincent, Alana
Religion in the European refugee crisis, Palgrave Macmillan 2018 : 187-204
Vincent, Alana M.
The ethos of history: time and responsibility, Berghahn Books 2018 : 175-191
Vincent, Alana M.
Journal of the Bible and Its Reception, Walter de Gruyter 2017, Vol. 4, (2) : 319-329
Vincent, Alana M.
European Judaism, Berghahn Books 2017, Vol. 50, (1) : 32-40
Vincent, Alana M.
Jewish Quarterly, Routledge 2015, Vol. 62, (3) : 10-15
Vincent, Alana
Literature and Theology, Oxford University Press 2015, Vol. 30, (4) : 381-397
Vincent, Alana
Jewish Culture and History, Routledge 2014, Vol. 15, (3) : 265-267
Vincent, Alana
Jewish thought, Utopia, and revolution, Rodopi 2014 : 95-109
Vincent, Alana M.
Religious stereotyping and interreligious relations, Palgrave Macmillan 2013 : 247-253
Vincent, Alana
Culture and Religion, Routledge 2012, Vol. 13, (1) : 65-66
Vincent, Alana; Clague, Julie
Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2012
Vincent, Alana M.
Making sense of, 71
Anderson, Elizabeth; Maddrell, Avril; McLoughlin, Kate; et al.
Memory, mourning, landscape, Rodopi 2010 : 147-163
Vincent, Alana
Mythlore, Mythopoeic Society 2008, Vol. 26, (3-4) : 101-116
Vincent, Alana