Martha is a recent graduate from the University of Oxford where she studied MSt Study of Religions. While studying BA Religion, Politics and Society at the University of Leeds, Martha developed a passion for studying world religions, cultures and communities and is fascinated by the role that faith can play in people’s lives, and its potential for contributing to either cohesion or tension and conflict. In particular, Martha has specialised knowledge in Islamic and Jewish studies, with a particular focus on women’s issues within these two religious traditions. Alongside working for EARS, Martha also works part time as a Programme’s Assistant for the Balfour Project, a charity that raises awareness of Britain’s historic and continuing responsibilities to uphold equal rights for the Israeli and Palestinian peoples.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading novels, singing jazz standards and improving her Spanish.