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Silvianne Aspray (née Bürki) is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, working on Nicholas of Cusa, Pico della Mirandola and their theology of artefacts.

She was awarded her doctorate in Philosophical Theology at the Divinity Faculty in Cambridge in 2018. Her doctoral dissertation, Metaphysics in the Reformation: A Case Study of Peter Martyr Vermigli (1499-1562) traced the metaphysical underpinnings of the Protestant Reformation through a close reading of the work of the humanist and reformer Peter Martyr Vermigli. She held a Cambridge International Trust doctoral scholarship, and a "Doc.Mobility" Fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation. During Michaelmas term 2015 she conducted research at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, where she had been awarded an exchange studentship.

Being a Swiss native, Silvianne took a BA and MA in Theology from Bern University (Faculty prize), and studied for a year in Durham. Before moving to Cambridge in 2013, she was a research assistant at the University of Zurich and the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches.

Teaching and Supervisions


Supervising paper A8 "Philosophy of Religion and Ethics"

Supervising paper B11 "Ethics and Faith"


Widening participation

2017: Tutor and Lecturer for “An Introduction to Christian Doctrine”, 20 hours, St. Alban’s Certificate in Theology, Bedford


Dr Silvianne  Aspray
Not available for consultancy



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