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Alka Arora, PhD is a Core Faculty member of the Women's Spirituality program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She holds a PhD in Women Studies from the University of Washington. Her dissertation, "The Re-enchantment of Feminism: Countering Fundamentalisms, Encountering the Sacred" (2008) examined spiritual discourses among third-wave feminists in Seattle. Prior to joining the CIIS faculty, she served as director of the Women's Center at UC Santa Barbara.
Dr. Arora's current teaching and research interests include multicultural feminist theory, spiritual activism, Buddhism, animal ethics, and integral feminist pedagogy.
A full list of presentations and other activities can be found on her CV.
Wisdom 2.0 @ CIIS - A Panel Discussion on Wisdom in the Modern World
Featuring Meg Jordan, Robert McDermott, Craig Chalquist, Alka Arora (at 28 minutes), and Steven Goodman
Goddess Alive Radio welcomed Dr. Alka Arora, to focus on "Goddesses, Scholars, & Activists." On Friday, March 6 she discussed studying Goddesses in the academy; the role of spirituality in the women's movement; and what are students and graduates from CIIS Women's Spirituality doing? Listen here.