Anna Rowlands

Professor Anna Rowlands is the St Hilda Associate Professor of Catholic Social Thought and Practice at Durham University, UK. She is a political theologian who works at the interface of social and political sciences and theology. She has a special expertise in the study of Catholic Social Thought, the ethics of human migration, and the social philosophies of the three Twentieth Century Jewish thinkers who engaged with Christian thought, Hannah Arendt, Simone Weil and Gillian Rose. Her next book will be on their relevance to the world we are in now. It will be titled: How to Love the World: reading our times with three women philosophers. Her other books include, Towards a Politics of Communion: Catholic Social Teaching in Dark Times, and two co-edited volumes: A Reader in Political Theology (Bloomsbury, 2021) and The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Contemporary Migration (forthcoming, 2024). She is currently working for half her time with two Vatican Dicasteries, the Office of the Synod of Bishops and the Dicastery of Integral Human Development.