Deirdre CarabineIrish academic Deirdre Carabine has lived and taught in Uganda for more than twenty years. She has recently been founder Vice-Chancellor at the Virtual University of Uganda (VUU), the first fully online university in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to that she set up International Health Sciences University in Kampala. Currently, she is Director of Programmes at VUU. In that role, she experienced a steep learning curve as caretaker of the university's Virtual Learning Environment. She began her Africa adventure at the Uganda Martyrs University as a pioneer staff member. You can read about her exploits there at her blog, Jacana Days: deirdrecarabine.wordpress.com. Carabine is also an artist and published musician.
She attended the Queen's University of Belfast where she graduated with a PhD in philosophy, and University College Dublin where, as one of the first Newman Scholars, she gained a second PhD in Classics. She has taught at Queen's Belfast, University College Dublin, and Uganda Martyrs University.
She is also author of John Scottus Eriugena in the Great Medieval Thinkers Series (2000). You can read some more recent comments about her negative theology at: http://www.holosforum.org/v5n1/carabine.html.