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Faculty of Divinity



University of Cambridge

  • PhD in Theology and Religious Studies. 'Dante, Augustine, and the Body of Christ in the Commedia'. Supervisor: Rowan Williams; Giles Waller
  • MPhil in Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion. 'Universalism in Augustine and Hans Urs von Balthasar'

University of Notre Dame

  • MA in Italian Studies. 'A Rhetoric of Suspension: Rethinking Salvation in the Commedia'
  • BA in Philosophy & Theology and in Italian Studies. 'A Grammar of Certainty: Newman and Wittgenstein on Rationality & Religious Belief'


Systematic Theology Christology; soteriology

Religion and Literature Dante's theology; tragedy

Public Humanities prison-based education, critical pedagogy


Key publications: 

Chapter in Edited Volume

  • 'Augustine at the Heart of Dante's Poetics'. In The Call of Literature. Volume 6. Routledge, 2023 (forthcoming).

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  • 'Notes on Intermedial Essayism: Pirandello's Six Characters as Adapted by Patrick Vassel'. Pirandello Studies 41 (2021): 106–25.
  • 'Predestination in Dante’s Commedia in Light of Augustine'. Literature and Theology 35, no. 2 (June 2021): 178–97.
  • 'In societatem filii eius: Predestination in/as Friendship with God in Thomas Aquinas'. Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie 63, no. 1 (2021): 66–85.
  • 'Providence in Ordinary: On Human Language in Giambattista Vico’s The New Science'. Giornale Critico di Storia delle Idee: Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia 2 (2020): 133–49. 10.53129/gcsi_02-2020-08
  • 'Virgil the Theologian'. Le Tre Corone: Rivista internazionale di studi su Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio 7 (2020): 119–32. 10.19272/202012101007

Book Reviews

  • Review of The Judgment of Love: An Investigation of Salvific Judgment in Christian Eschatology, by James M. Matarazzo Jr. Religion and the Arts 25, no. 5 (December 2021): 689–92.
  • Review of Conversion and the Rehabilitation of the Penal System: A Theological Rereading of Criminal Justice, by Andrew Skotnicki. Reviews in Religion & Theology 27, no. 3 (July 2020): 413–16.

Teaching and Supervisions


University of Cambridge

  • God, Freedom and the Soul (B10)
  • Theology and Literature (B13)
  • Truth, God and Metaphysics (C11)
  • Italian Literature Survey

University of Notre Dame in England

  • Between Religion and Literature: Meaning, Vulnerability, and Human Existence

HM Prison Whitemoor

  • Literature and Justice: Dante's Divine Comedy

Other Professional Activities

Conference Papers

  • Dante’s Triadic Injustice: A Meta-Textual Reading of Damnation in the Commedia. 'Dante Decolonizer: Poet of Justice; Epistemic Plurality & the Ethical Imagination', Northeast MLA Convention, Niagara Falls, New York, 23–26.3.23
  • Suspended Love: Dante’s Limbo, Augustine’s Ontology. 'Dante Futures: New Voices in the UK and Ireland' hosted by Society for Italian Studies, Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures, University College Cork, Ireland, 11–12.11.2
  • Christ the Non-Word: Holy Saturday and the Limits of Soteriology in Hans Urs von Balthasar. 'Scripture & Theology 2022: The Diversity of Hermeneutical Approaches', EuARe, Bologna, Italy, 20-23.6.22
  • Dante’s Divination: Authorship as Theology in the Commedia. Research Seminar, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King’s College London, 17.10.21

Contact Details

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