Dr. Michele Connolly rsj


 Dr. Michele Connolly rsj



BA (Australian National University, Canberra, ACT) – 1976
Dip. Ed. (University of New England, Armidale, NSW) - 1982
B.Theol (Hons.) (Yarra Theological Union, Melbourne, Vic.) - 1990
M. A. (Theol.) (Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL, USA) – 1991
PhD (GTU, Berkeley, 2009)


Research Interests

New Testament Narrative Literature, Feminist and Post-Colonial Criticisms.


My name is Michele Connolly. I am a Sister of St Joseph of Lochinvar in the Hunter Valley, NSW.  From 1976 I taught in secondary schools of the Maitland diocese. 

In the late 80s I began theology studies, first at the Yarra Theological Union in Melbourne and then at the Catholic Theological Union, Chicago in 1990, graduating with M. A. (Theol.). 

In the early 90s I taught New Testament at Catholic Theological Union, Hunter’s Hill and in many parishes and spiritual renewal centres. 

After returning from studies for the PhD in New Testament at the Graduate Theological Union, in Berkeley, California, I joined the faculty of CIS in 2001 to teach New Testament Studies.