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Thomas Graff


Doctoral Student, PhD in Theology and Religious Studies: University of Cambridge
Supervisor: Rowan Williams
MPhil in Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion: University of Cambridge "Universalism in Augustine and Hans Urs von Balthasar"
Supervisor: Rowan Williams
MA in Italian Studies: University of Notre Dame
"A Rhetoric of Suspension: Rethinking Salvation in Dante's Commedia"
Supervisor: Vittorio Montemaggi
BA in Philosophy & Theology; Italian Studies: University of Notre Dame
"A Grammar of Certainty: Newman and Wittgenstein on Rationality & Religious Belief"
Supervisor: Cyril O’Regan

Subject area and speciality

Christian Theology specialists:

Research Interests

Religion and Literature
Theology and Criminal Justice


"Literature and Justice: Dante's Divine Comedy," HMP Whitemoor, Easter Term 2019.

"Moreau First Year Experience," University of Notre Dame, First Year of Studies, 2016–17

"Beginning Italian 1," University of Notre Dame, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, 2015–16.

Other Professional Activities

Co-convener, Religion in Contemporary Poetry Reading Group

Key Publications

“Virgil the Theologian.” Le Tre Corone: Rivista internazionale di studi su Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio 7 (2020): 119–132.

Other Publications

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): 413–416.


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