Elaine Wainwright is Professor Emerita of the University of Auckland where she lectured in biblical studies, in particular New Testament and a range of interpretive perspectives including feminist, postcolonial and ecological. She is also committed to the development of biblical studies in the regions of Oceania and Asia as a founding member of OBSA (Oceania Biblical Studies Association) and currently the President of SABS (Society of Asian Biblical Studies). She is a member of the Editorial Board of The Bible and Critical Theory. Her most recent research is an ecological commentary on the Gospel of Matthew, Habitat, Human and Holy, which will be published by Sheffield Phoenix. She was a founding and ongoing member of WSRT and a member of the Editorial Board of Seachanges, its journal.