Katerina Koci

Katerina is a post-doctoral researcher here at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, 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 she defended her doctoral dissertation from KU Leuven, Belgium in 2017, she held a fellowship at Charles University, Prague. Katerina recently completed her project The Land without Promise: The Roots and Afterlife of One Biblical Allusion which resulted in the monograph with the same title (published by Bloomsbury in 2021). 

More about her life and work may be found in an interview with Theology Research News (published by KU Leuven, Belgium).

Research focus

Katerina's research focus is biblical, feminist and philosophical-theological hermeneutics, afterlife of biblical motifs in Christian culture, existentialism and phenomenology of sacrificial experience. Among her intellectual sources belong Hans-Georg Gadamer, Søren Kierkegaard, Jan Patočka, Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray. Her research topics are sacrifice, specifically woman sacrifice, feminine and post-colonial aspects of the promised land as received in Western culture.


Latest Publications

Koci, Katerina. The Land Without Promise: The Roots and Afterlife of One Biblical Allusion. London: Bloomsbury/T&T Clark, 2021.

Koci, Katerina. “Whose Story? Which Sacrifice?: On the Story of Jephthah’s Daughter.” Open Theology 7:1 (2021): 331-344.

Koci, Katerina. “On the Legacy of the Land: Ideology Criticism of Walter Brueggemann and John Steinbeck.” Theology Today 78:1 (2021): 13-28.

Koci, Katerina. “Sacrifice and the Self: The Feminine Sacrificial Identity and the Case of Milada Horáková.” Feminist Theology  29:2 (2021): 156-169.

Koci, Katerina. “A Friendly Tussle between Hermeneutics and Phenomenology: From Ricoeur to Falque and Beyond.” In: Transforming the Theological Turn: Phenomenology with Emmanuel Falque, 93-106. Edited by Koci, Martin and Jason W. Alvis. London: Rowman and Littlefield, 2020.