Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion
Kimberly Carfore is a PhD candidate in the Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion program. She has a BA in psychology from the University of Michigan. She currently teaches Nature Immersion at the University of San Francisco.
Kimberly's research includes ecofeminism, deconstruction, feminist theory, environmental humanities, and wilderness studies. Her dissertation topic outlines how it is impossible for the western, dualistic self to hear the implicit voice of the wild. Kim argues for the development of an ecological self.
Kimberly is a published poet in The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy. Her academic publications include two articles, "Ecopsychology without Nature-Culture Dualism," published in Ecopsychology, and "Planetary Love: Ecofeminist Perspectives on Globalization," in Worldviews: The Journal of New Paradigm Research, and two book chapters: "The Paradox of Homecoming: Home is Where the Haunt Is," in Resisting the Place of Belonging: Uncanny Homecomings in Religion, Narrative & the Arts and "Doing Theology with Snakes: Face-to-Face with the Wholly Other," in the anthology Encountering Earth: Thinking Theologically with a More-Than-Human World.
Select papers that Kimberly has presented at conferences include: "Feasting Well: Eating, Being Edible, and Playing with Derrida;" "Specters of Ecology: A Deconstructive Interpretation of Hungry Ghosts;" "Post-Secular Justice and the Ghosts of Big History;" "Of Strange Strangers: Interconnected Others in Religion and Ecology;" and "Fire and Evolution: Teilhard and Transformation." She has also led a panel on "Othering" in the Ecofeminism track at the conference Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization.