Emma Austin

Emma Austin

Graduate Research School Officer

Emma completed her Bachelor of Ministry with Alphacrucis in 2013 and continued on to study the Masters of Theology, with a semester exchange at Jerusalem University College, located in Israel. After completing her MTh thesis (2015), she returned to Jerusalem to finish her second Masters, focusing on the geography and history of the Bible. Imbued with a passion for the relationship between the biblical text and the geography of the Promised Land, she is pursuing a PhD on a literary geographical reading of Jeremiah.


Ph.D. (cand.) (University of Sydney)
Dissertation Title Restoring the Triad: How the Bible Uses Geography to Reimagines the God-People-Land Covenant 2023

M.A.(Biblical History and Geography) (Jerusalem University College) 2017

M.Th. (Alphacrucis College)
Dissertation Title "Beyond the Face: a case for early Orthodox iconography." 2015

B.CMin. (Alphacrucis College) 2013

Cert. IV (TESOL) (Intercultural Training Australia) 2014

Field of Research

  • 1604 Human Geography
  • 2101 Archaeology
  • 2204 Religion and Religious Studies

Research and Professional Grants

  • 2020
    • Alphacrucis College Research Grant, $2000, Alphacrucis College


Academic Conference

  • 2019
    • “You’re Blocking My View!: Critical Literacy for Theological Studies” (2019), Asia Pacific Theological Association (APTA), Hong Kong, 03 Sep 2019
      Co-presenter: Austin, G.P.
  • 2018
    • History and Geography of the Bible (2018), Asia Pacific Theological Association (APTA), Singapore, 11 Sep 2018
    • Do you hear what I hear?: Analysing the role of Jerusalem's church bells in liturgical sacrifice (2018), ANZATS, Brisbane, QLD, 02 Jul 2018

Scholarship Publications

Popular Article

  • 2020
    • Austin, E (2020). A Series of Unfortunate Events. Trash Your Bible, . | External link
    • Austin, E (2020). Sisera Is Not Welcome Here. Trash Your Bible, . | External link
    • Austin, E. (2020). The Jerusalem Cross Necklace. , . | External link
    • Austin, E (2020). The Lost Art of Lamenting. Trash Your Bible, . | External link

Current Supervision

  • None
    • Eudora Hammer, Violence and Divine War in Joshua (Bachelors Honours Thesis)

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