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Associate Professor Elizabeth (Liz) Boase holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech and Hearing) from the Western Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University) and a Bachelor of Divinity (Honours) and PhD from Murdoch University. She completed her doctorate in 2003 in the field of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. Since graduating she has worked at the University of Notre Dame (2004-2008), and most recently at Uniting College/Adelaide College of Divinity (2009 to present). She has been the Academic Dean of the ACD for the past two years, and head of theology for Flinders University since 2014. Liz publishes regularly in the area of Hebrew Bible, with research strengths in the book of Lamentations, Jeremiah, and trauma hermeneutics. She presents regularly in Australia and overseas.

Research Interests

The Book of Lamentations

The Book of Jeremiah

Hebrew Poetry
Bakhtin and Biblical Studies
Genre and the Bible
Trauma Studies and the Hebrew Bible
Ecological Readings of the Hebrew Bible

Supervised Students Successes

  • Jul 2017 Moana Smith-Hall - PhD
  • Nov 2015 Gethzi Devasagayam - PhD

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The Fulfillment of Doom: The Dialogic Interaction between the Book of Lamentations and Pre-Exilic/Early-Exilic Prophetic Literature. , Murdoch University

Award Date: 1 Dec 2003

Bachelor (Honours), Life in the Shadows: The Role and Function of Isaac in Genesis: Synchronic and Diachronic Readings, Murdoch University

Award Date: 14 Apr 1998

Bachelor, Curtin University

Award Date: 1 Dec 1984

External positions

Academic Dean, Adelaide College of Divinity

1 Jan 200931 Jan 2020


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Research Areas

  • Literature

Supervisory Interests

  • Bible, interpreting
  • Literature, Old Testament
  • Old Testament, Exegesis, interpretation
  • Trauma writing
  • Old Testament studies, Hebrew scriptures
  • Hermeneutics


  • BS The Bible
  • Hebrew Bible
  • Old Testament
  • Lamentations


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