Dr. Katerina Koci

Katerina Koci is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Austria, and a laureate of the Lise Meitner Fellowship funded by Austrian Science Fund (FWF) for the project entitled Woman without a Name: Gender Identity in Sacrificial Stories (M2947-G). After defending her doctoral dissertation from KU Leuven, Belgium in 2017, Katerina held a fellowship at Charles University, Prague. Katerina is the author of The Land without Promise: The Roots and Afterlife of One Biblical Allusion (T&T Clark, 2021). She lives with her husband, a fellow theologian/philosopher, Martin, and two small kids in Vienna.
Her research focus encompasses biblical, feminist and philosophical-theological hermeneutics, afterlife of biblical motifs in Christian culture, existentialism and phenomenology of sacrificial experience. Her intellectual sources are Hans-Georg Gadamer, Søren Kierkegaard, Jan Patočka, Jacques Derrida, Julia Kristeva and Sarah Coakley. Her research topics are sacrifice, specifically sacrifice of women, feminine and post-colonial aspects of the promised land as perceived in Western culture.