Jeanette Mathews is a lecturer in Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew at the School of Theology. Prior to joining St Mark's she was an ordained Baptist minister and worked in Baptist churches in Victoria and the ACT. Her research focus is Biblical Performance Criticism. This approach to Biblical Studies is committed to upholding, transmitting and improvising the biblical traditions in all their wondrous diversity for new settings in our own times and places, and is reflected in her publication Performing Habakkuk: Faithful re-enactment in the midst of crisis (Pickwick Publications, 2012) as well as several other articles and book chapters on performance criticism, prophetic literature and lament. Jeanette is passionate about educating others in biblical studies and has recently edited God, by degrees: A practical guide for new theological students (Barton Books, 2014). Jeanette is married and lives in Canberra.