Dr Rohan Curnow

Deputy President, Catholic Institute of Sydney
BA (ANU, 1998), BTheol (ACU, 2003), MA (ACU, 2001), MTh (SCD, 2006), STL (Regis College, 2009), ThD (Toronto, 2011), STD (Regis College, 2014)

Rohan complete a Master of Theology at the Catholic Institute of Sydney before heading to Canberra to teach at Australian Catholic University for eighteen months. In 2005 he was awarded the Dr John Charles Beer Travelling Fellowship for Lonergan Studies which enabled Rohan to read for his doctorate at Regis College, the Jesuit Graduate Faculty of Theology at the University of Toronto. Rohan joined the faculty at the Catholic Institute of Sydney as a lecturer in theology upon his return to Australia in 2010.

Rohan is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu and an Affiliate Research Fellow at the Australian Catholic University. He served as the Secretary of the Australian Catholic Theological Association from 2012–2015 and in 2016 was elected as its Vice President.

At CIS Rohan held the position of Academic Registrar from 2013 until early 2016 at which time he was appointed Academic Dean. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Lonergan Institute at Boston College for Semester 2, 2016. In 2018 Rohan was appointed to the position of Deputy President at CIS.

Areas of Interest

  • Anthropology
  • Historical Jesus Studies
  • Latin American Liberation Theology
  • Methodology
  • Systematic Christology

Research Strengths

  • Theology



2014 The Preferential Option for the Poor: A Short History and a Reading Based on the Thought of Bernard Lonergan
Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press, 2014

Book Chapters and Refereed Articles

2009 Robert Doran’s Theology of History and the Liberation of the Poor
in Meaning and History in Systematic Theology: Essays in Honor of Robert M. Doran, S. J., ed John Dadosky. 51–70. Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press, 2009
2015 Which Preferential Option for the Poor? A History of the Doctrine’s Bifurcation
Modern Theology 31:1 (2015), 29–59.
2012 Stirrings of the Preferential Option for the Poor at Vatican II: The Work of the ‘Group of the Church of the Poor'
Australasian Catholic Record 89:4 (2012), 420–32

A limited number of publications are listed here.

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