Dr Pavlina Kasparova
Dr Pavlína Kašparová is an Academic Coordinator at The Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide and a Research Associate with The Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology where she obtained her PhD in Fine Art and Theology (Anglia Ruskin University award) in 2022.
Before her PhD research, Pavlína completed two MA degrees in Catholic Theology and Art History (with BA in Design) at the Palacky University in Olomouc and University Hradec Králové, the Czech Republic. Her research interest is in applying art practice for theological scholarship. As a practising artist, she combines practice-based research methods and theological reflection to observe and test the human’s ability to understand, express and share knowledge outside of the linguistic frameworks. Her PhD thesis on Art as a Living Theology: Exploring Artist’s Vocation introduced a methodology of ‘theological visualisation’ which equips theologians as well as ministers and pastoral leaders with a creative approach to theology and religious practices. Ultimately, this approach can be applied by any practising believers to communicate their religious experience within and outside their traditions and cultures.