Simone Weil Seminar Thursday 9 December online at 4.00 pm (GMT)

The final seminar of the Michaelmas term is “Reading Simone Weil in East London”.  It will be given by Dr Anna Rowlands of Durham University and to register for the Zoom link please contact Rachel Simonson, Centre Coordinator.

This presentation draws on empirical research conducted with Jesuit Refugee Service in London. It is grounded in the experience of refugees living in destitution in the UK asylum process into dialogue with the work of Simone Weil. These experiences are connected to work which began in dialogue with St Augustine and Hannah Arendt on time and temporality in the context of refugee experiences.

Dr Anna Rowlands is St Hilda Professor of Catholic Social Thought and Practice, Dept of Theology and Religion & Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University, UK. She is also  Chair, Centre for Catholic Social Thought and Practice and Co-Investigator Refugee Hosts (AHRC/ESRC). Dr Rowlands is author of Towards a Politics of Communion: Catholic Social Teaching in Dark Times (Bloomsbury, 2021) and co-editor of T&T Clark Reader in Political Theology (Bloomsbury, 2021).