Professor Jolyon Mitchell specialises in Religion, Violence and Peacebuilding, with particular reference to the arts. Educated at Cambridge, Durham and Edinburgh Universities, Professor Mitchell worked as a Producer and Journalist at BBC World service before moving to the University of Edinburgh. He is currently Director of CTPI (the Centre for Theology and Public Issues), and President of TRS-UK (the national association for Theology and Religious Studies in the UK). He is author of many books, chapters and articles, including Promoting Peace and Inciting Violence: The Role of Religion and Media (Routledge, 2012); Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2012) and Media Violence and Christian Ethics (CUP, 2007). He is currently working on a book on Religion and War (for OUP) and another on Religious Drama. Over the last year he has been working with Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders, as well as Palestinian and Israeli journalists, on a peace building project in Jerusalem and beyond.
Views expressed by individual board members do not represent those of CTPI or the University of Edinburgh, and should be viewed as entirely their own.