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Professor Karla Pollmann re-appointed Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch

Professor Karla Pollmann

Professor Karla Pollmann, Head of the School of Humanities and Professor of Classics, has been re-appointed as Extraordinary Professor at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Karla was first appointed Extraordinary Professor in 2011 – 2013. Her reappointment recognises Karla‘s highly specialized expertise in Classics and Early Christian Studies, along with her eminence in her profession and field of study. 

As Extraordinary Professor, Karla will have an involvement in shaping the academic programmes of the University of Stellenbosch’s Department of Ancient Studies.

Karla joined the University of Reading in October 2016 as Head of Humanities. She studied Classics, Divinity, and Education at the Universities of Tübingen, Munich, Cambridge, and Bochum, receiving her PhD in Classics from the Ruhr University Bochum in 1990.

Her specialist fields of research are Classical to Late Antiquity, patristics, the history of exegesis and hermeneutics, and the thought of Augustine of Hippo and its reception. Professor Pollman is also a College Peer Review Member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and sits on the editorial advisory board for several prominent journals and encyclopedias. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine.

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