Professor Pauline Kollontai
Deputy Dean, Faculty of Education &
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Pauline Kollontai is the Deputy Dean in the
Faculty of Education and Theology and teaches in the area of
Religious Studies. Before coming to York St John she worked at the
University of Leeds in the School of Adult Education where she
worked on widening participation, particularly with
Muslim communities in West Yorkshire, and was programme
director for a Certificate in Islamic Studies, delivered
predominantly in community venues. Prior to this Pauline
worked at the University of Bradford in the Department of
Peace Studies. Pauline's academic qualifications are in the
disciplines of Peace Studies and Theology and Religious
At York St John, Pauline teaches on the
undergraduate and postgraduate programme in the areas of
Judaism, Philosophy of Religion and Religion, Peace and
Conflict. She is Faculty Co-ordinator for the Research
Degree Programmes and Chair of the recently established Centre for
Religion in Society. Pauline has been part of the team organising
the International Conference on Peace and Reconciliation Series.
Two conferences have been held since 2006: the first at York St
John and the second one at the University of California, Los
Angeles. She is leading the team for the third conference
which will take place in November 2010 in Seoul, South
Korea. Her main research interests focus on religion in
social context and religion, peace Building and reconciliation.
During the past two years Pauline has been in
Bosnia-Herzegovina looking at the work of religious-based
organisations across the ethnic communities. In 2008 she was a
visiting Professor at Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan and was a
guest lecturer at the Presbyterian College and Theological
Seminary, Seoul, South Korea in 2009.
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Kollontai, P., "Theodicy in a Post-Holocaust
World: The Work of Dorothee Solle," in Theology, Vol. CV, NO. 286,
Kollontai, P., "The Sacred Icon in the
Contemporary World," in The Expository Times, August 2003.
Kollontai, P., "Messianic Jews and Jewish
Identity," in Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, Vol. 3, No. 2, July
Kollontai, P., "Between Judaism and Christianity:
The Case of Messianic Jews," in Journal of Religion and Society,
Vol 8, January 2006.
Kollontai, P., “Transplanting Religion: Defining
Community and Expressing Identity, in Kim, Sebastian C.H. and
Kollontai, Pauline, (eds), Community Identity: Dynamics of Religion
in Context, T&T Clark, London, 2007.
Kollontai, P., Theoretical Perspectives on
Religion as a Tool for Waging Peace in Society, Centre for
International Programmes, Guest Lecture Series, Meiji University,
Tokyo, March 2008.
Kollontai, P., “Religion as a Tool for Waging
Peace: Theoretical Perspectives in the Context of
Bosnia-Herzegovina”, in Kim, Sebastian, C.H., Kollontai, Pauline,
and Hoyland, G., (eds), Peace and Reconciliation: In Search of
Shared Identity, Ashgate, Aldershot, 2008.
Kollontai, P., “Women as Leaders: Contemporary
Perspectives on the Roles of Women in Messianic Judaism", in Women
in Judaism: A Multi-disciplinary Journal, Vol.6, No.1,
Kollontai, P., "Embracing the Displaced:
The Work of Religious-Based Organisations in Bosnia-Herzegovina” in
Kollontai, Pauline, Kim, Sebastian C.H., and Hoyland
Greg, (eds), Peace and Reconciliation: Embracing the
Displaced, forthcoming, 2011.
Kollontai, P., “Teaching Peace and Reconciliation
through Sacred Art” in Gibson, S., and Moyle, S., in
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Representation of Peace and
War, forthcoming, 2011.