Dr Pavlína Kašparová is an artist and theologian. She holds a PhD in Fine Art and Theology from Anglia Ruskin University, awarded in 2022. Currently, she serves as the Director of Studies at The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, where she actively engages in academic discussions and promotes interdisciplinary connections. Additionally, Dr Kašparová has been a Psychology Cross-training Workshop Fellow at the University of Birmingham since July 2023, where she continues her exploration of visual language in theology.
She has held the position of Academic Coordinator at The Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide and is currently a Research Associate at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology since 2022. Her research centers on the material and concrete expressions of religious identity as reflected in bodily appearance. Her interdisciplinary project spans across theology, with an emphasis on spirituality and soteriology, fine art incorporating photography and moving images, and psychology exploring perception and self-awareness. Using photography, collages, and video, Dr Kašparová creates a photo and video journal to convey individuals’ perceptions of their bodies and the embodiment of their religious identity. Among others, her work explores how women perceive and depict other women, all within the context of self-awareness and identity through visual storytelling.
Dr Kašparová’s academic foundation includes two Master’s degrees in Catholic Theology and Art History, along with a Bachelor’s degree in Design, earned at Palacky University in Olomouc and University Hradec Králové, the Czech Republic.