Deirdre Carabine has lived and taught in Uganda for more than twenty-five years. Before she retired, she was co-founder and Vice-Chancellor at the Virtual University of Uganda, the first fully online-only university in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her scholarly interests include Neoplatonism, medieval philosophy with emphasis on the apophatic/Dionysian tradition, and the Fathers of the Christian church. Her publications centre around the apophatic tradition, and she is the author o The Unknown God. Negative Theology in the Platonic Tradition: Plato to Eriugena (1995 and 2015) and John Scottus Eriugena (2000). She is currently preparing a volume on the intersections of the apophatic and affective theological traditions in the middle ages with special emphasis on female mystics.