Associate Professor Michele Connolly

Lecturer & Biblical Studies Discipline Coordinator, Catholic Institute of Sydney
BA (ANU), DipEd (UNE), BTheol (MCD), MA(NT) (CTU Chicago) PhD (GTU Berkeley)

Michele is a Sister of St Joseph of Lochinvar in the Hunter Valley, NSW.  From 1976 she taught in secondary schools of the Maitland diocese. In the late 80s she 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 she 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, she joined the faculty of CIS in 2001 to teach New Testament Studies.

Areas of Interest

  • Feminist and Post-Colonial Criticisms
  • New Testament Narrative Literature

Research Strengths

  • Feminist
  • Narrative Biblical Studies



2018 Disorderly Women and the Order of God: An Australian Feminist Reading of the Gospel of Mark
T&T Clark, London and New York (April 19, 2018)

Book Chapters and Refereed Articles

2015 The World’s Golden Rule in Christian Mode
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy Vol 3 Issue 2, Pg nos 142-154
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