Johanna Stiebert


Johanna Stiebert is a German Zealander and co-director of S.A.S. Rights. Since 2009 she has been living in West Yorkshire and teaching religion and biblical studies at the University of Leeds where she is Professor of Hebrew Bible. Before taking up her current post, she taught in the USA, where she met David and both their children were born, and prior to that in Botswana.

Johanna's research interests centre on gender, sexual violence, and how Bible and activism interface. In early 2017 she and two colleague-friends, Caroline Blyth and Katie Edwards, co-founded The Shiloh Project. This project explores intersections of rape culture, religion, and the Bible.

Johanna is passionate about making research relevant and accessible. She also has strong commitment to social justice causes. Being part of S.A.S. rights is meaningful and important for Johanna, because it's a way of making a difference where it counts. It's great to be part of a woman-led team with fabulous women who are also friends!