Karen O'Donnell

Discipline: Theology and Religion

Project Summary

My PhD project is focused on trauma theology. I am particularly concerned with the exploration of somatic memory and the location of somatic memory in the Christian experience. Drawing together theology of the body and the psychoanalytical perspectives on trauma and memory, I am seeking to re-read theological doctrines in the light of the traumatic experience.  

Supervisory Team

Siobhán Garrigan

Morwenna Ludlow

Wider Research Interests

More widely I am interested in:

  • Catholic Theology
  • Sacramental Theology
  • Body Theology
  • Trauma Theory
  • Liturgical and Doxological Theology
  • Pedagogy of RE and RE in schools.