Pablo Irizar holds a PhD in Philosophy (Paris) and a PhD in Theology (Leuven) [summa cum laude]. He specializes in early Christianity, the thought of Augustine, philosophy of religion, and systematic theology. He has published extensively in international peer-reviewed academic journals and serves as Adjunct Professor of Catholic Studies at the School of Religious Studies of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. He also serves as director of the Newman Centre of McGill University. He is the author of 'Augustine on Distance, Belonging, Isolation and the Quarantined Church of Today' (Bloomsbury Academic Publishing, 2021).