Zara Zimbardo Zara Zimbardo, MA

Adjunct Associate Professor
School of Undergraduate Studies

Masters of Fine Arts Programs
School of Consciousness and Transformation

MA, California Institute of Integral Studies

Zara Zimbardo, MA, received her Master's degree in Cultural Anthropology and Social Transformation from California Institute of Integral Studies, and has a B.A. in Religious Studies from UC Berkeley. For the last twenty years she has been a body-based therapist both in private practice and community health centers. She is a presenter and published writer on topics of the social construction of whiteness, critical media literacy, Islamophobia, subversion of stereotypes in a time of war, social justice comedy, modern monsters and the zombie apocalypse, and representations of gender, race, consumerism and U.S. imperialism/militarism. 

Zara co-founded the White Noise Collective, an anti-racist feminist training and resource organization. She is a co-founder and Special Projects Director of Partners for Collaborative Change, which supports organizations to become more equitable through democratizing research planning and design, and through anti-oppression facilitation and coaching. A former member of the National Council of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the nation's oldest interfaith peace organization, she has worked in solidarity with nonviolent activists resisting militarism in the U.S., Palestine/Israel and Colombia. 

Her work is influenced by frameworks of critical pedagogy, postcolonial studies, feminist praxis and popular education that seek to make forms of shared knowledge and experience more conscious. She is passionate about facilitation that combines critical dialogue, somatic awareness and Theatre of the Oppressed, a form of community-based inquiry that uses theatre exercises as tools for transformation. Her passions include interdisciplinary cross-pollination, anthropologizing the West, and rendering what is considered "normal" strange . As an educator, she values opportunities to connect issues within the classroom to global and local realities, through deeper understanding of power dynamics, identity construction, histories of the present, unexamined assumptions, and applied projects of relevance. Her goal is to support a context of curiosity, critical thinking and compassion that supports skilled navigation and justice-oriented care for the diverse worlds we inhabit. To learn more about her work, visit Zara's personal website: http://www.zarazimbardo.com

Bachelor's Degree Completion Program Faculty

Sara Maria Acevedo Sara Maria Acevedo
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Undergraduate Studies
MA, Temple University ,
David Belden David Belden
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Undergraduate Studies
D Phil, University of Oxford ,
Mordecai Cohen Ettinger Mordecai Cohen Ettinger
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Undergraduate Studies
MA, New College of California ,
Axil Cricchio Axil Cricchio
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Undergraduate Studies
MA, California State University, Monterey Bay,
May Elawar May Elawar
Assistant Professor , Transformative Inquiry
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Michelle Eng Michelle Eng
Dean, School of Undergraduate Studies
MA, University of Hawaii,
Monique LeSarre Monique LeSarre
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Undergraduate Studies
PsyD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Isabel Garcia-Gonzales Isabel Garcia-Gonzales
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Undergraduate Studies
MFA, Mills College,
Kathy Littles Kathy Littles
Director of Online Learning, Director of Transformative Inquiry
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Undergraduate Studies
PhD, University of California, Davis,
Kai Lundgren-Williams Kai Lundgren-Williams
Adjunct Associate Professor , School of Undergraduate Studies
PhD, Binghamton University ,
Alec MacLeod Alec MacLeod
Professor, School of Undergraduate Studies
MFA, Stanford University,
Charlotte María Sáenz Charlotte María Sáenz
Senior Lecturer, School of Undergraduate Studies
Adjunct Professor, Master of Fine Arts Program
MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
Jessa Brie Moreno Jessa Brie Moreno
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Undergraduate Studies
MFA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Amanda Morrison Amanda Morrison
Adjunct Assistant Professor , School of Undergraduate Studies
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Sandra M. Pacheco Sandra M. Pacheco
Associate Professor, School of Undergraduate Studies
PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz,
Brynn Saito Brynn Saito
Director of Center for Writing and Scholarship, Adjunct Assistant Professor
School of Undergraduate Studies, Masters of Fine Arts
School of Consciousness and Transformation, MFA, Sarah Lawrence College; MA, New York University
Sara Salazar Sara Salazar
Lecturer, School of Undergraduate Studies
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Sonya Shah Sonya Shah
Associate Professor, School of Undergraduate Studies
MFA, Art Institute of Chicago,
Nick Walker Nick Walker
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Undergraduate Studies
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Kerri Welch Kerri Welch
Adjunct Assistant Professor , School of Undergraduate Studies
Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness Program, Philosophy and Religion Department
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Zara Zimbardo Zara Zimbardo
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Undergraduate Studies
Masters of Fine Arts Programs, School of Consciousness and Transformation
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,

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