Department of Biblical and Ancient Studies

Ms KA Kara

College of Human Sciences
School of Humanities
Department: Biblical and Ancient Studies
Junior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 6492


  • MA (Ancient cultures), candidate, Stellenbosch University
  • BA Honours Cum Laude (Classical Civilizations), University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • BA (Classical Civilizations and History), University of Kwa-Zulu Natal

Fields of academic interests

  • Classical culture and religion;
  • The role of women in religion in antiquity;
  • The rise of Christianity in the Greco-Roman world;
  • Mimetic theory in the early Christian Church.

Field of Specialisation

  • Early Christian martyr literature;
  • The use of protreptics in the early Church;
  • Persecution of early Christians in the Roman Empire.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards


  • NRF Honours Innovation Scholarship (2016);
  • Stellenbosch University Merit Bursary (2018).