Siquans Agnethe

Curriculum Vitae

  • Born in Vienna in 1971, married, 3 children. 
  • From 1989 to 1995 studies of Catholic theology and religious education in Vienna. Diploma thesis about the book of Esther.
  • Training and teaching in schools.
  • Dissertation “Der Deuteronomiumkommentar des Theodoret von Kyros” (The commentary on Deuteronomy by Theodoret of Cyrus), graduation in 2001.
  • Since June 2001 assistant at the Department of Old Testament in Vienna.
  • Habilitation in 2010: “Die alttestamentlichen Prophetinnen in der patristischen Rezeption. Texte – Kontexte – Hermeneutik“ (The Old Testament female prophets in patristic reception. Texts – contexts – hermeneutics).
  • Since October 2010 associate professor at the Department of Biblical Studies.
  • Bachelor degree in Jewish Studies (2012).



  • Board member of the ESWTR (European Society of Women in Theological Research) 
  • Chairwomen of the ArgeAss (since 2011)
  • Member of the EABS (European Association of Biblical Studies) 
  • Editor of “Protokolle zur Bibel” (PZB)
  • Member of the academic advisory board of the “Austrian Catholic Bible Association” 




Main research areas

  • Feminist exegesis
  • Inner-biblical exegesis
  • Reception of the Old Testament in patristic Bible interpretation
  • Patristic exegesis and midrash