Susan Connelly

Susan Connelly is a Sister of St Joseph, was a primary school teacher and principal, and worked for 10 years teaching scripture in state schools. She has been involved with Timorese issues since 1994, and is particularly concerned with the prosecutions of Witness K and Bernard Collaery. Other important concerns are West Papua and asylum seekers. Bloomsbury Academic will publish her PhD thesis as “East Timor, René Girard and Neocolonial Violence: Scapegoating as Australian Policy”. It is an interpretation of the relationship between Australia and East Timor through the lenses of French-American philosopher René Girard’s insights into human violence and scapegoating.


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