2019 PAVCSS Conference: Dr Anna Rowlands, St Hilda Associate Professor
Dr Anna Rowlands, St Hilda Associate Professor of Catholic Social Thought and Practice, Lecturer in Contemporary Catholic Theology and Deputy Director the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University will be Principal Presenter at the 2019 PAVCS conference: Tuesday May 21 to Friday May 24, 2019.
Prior to her appointment at Durham University, Dr Rowlands was Lecturer in Theology and Ministry at King's College, London, where she taught Political and Moral Theology. Before King's Dr Rowlands worked for seven years in ministerial theological education at the Cambridge Theological Federation, where she was also an Affiliated Lecturer of the Divinity Faculty, University of Cambridge.
She teaches and writes on Political Theology, Moral Theology and Practical Theology and has a specialist interest in Catholic Social Thought. Her doctoral research offered the first doctoral level theological engagement with the work of Jewish social philosopher Gillian Rose, and she maintains and interest in the work of Rose, Hannah Arendt and Simone Weil.
She is currently writing a book for theologians and policy makers on Catholic Social Teaching. Dr Rowlands has a particular interest in multi-contextual research and is Founding Chair of an innovative practitioner-academic Centre for Catholic Social Thought and Practice and works closely with a number of leading Faith-Based Organizations including, Citizens UK, CAFOD and the Caritas Social Action Network.