Jeanine Canty, professor in the Transformative Studies doctoral program of the Transformative Inquiry (TI) Department at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco, CA Jeanine Canty

Professor
Transformative Studies
Transformative Inquiry Department
School of Consciousness and Transformation (SCT)

PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies

MA, Teacher Education Program, Prescott College
BA, Colgate University

Jeanine M. Canty, PhD, is a professor within the Transformative Studies Doctoral program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco, working from a distance via the foothills of Boulder, CO. Previously, she was a professor of Environmental Studies at Naropa University, a Buddhist inspired institution, started her teaching career as a core faculty at Prescott College, an experiential learning institution, and still guest teaches at both institutions. She has a doctorate in Transformative Learning and Change from CIIS, a MA in Cultural Ecopsychology from Prescott College, and a BA from Colgate University in International Relations. A lover of nature, justice, and contemplative practice, her teaching intersects issues of social and ecological justice connected to the process of worldview expansion and positive change and her research situates in ecopsychology, climate justice, transformative learning, contemplative education, and transpersonal inquiries. She is both editor and a contributor to the books Ecological and Social Healing: Multicultural Women’s Voices and Globalism and Localization: Emergent Approaches to Ecological and Social Crises. Her forthcoming book focuses on our collective narcissism, the ecological crisis, and healing (Shambhala Publications, 2022). Jeanine is a certified meditation instruction as well as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR). Other selected works have been featured in A Wild Love for the World: Joanna Macy and The Work of Our Time, The Wiley Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology, The Body and Oppression: Its Roots, its Voices, and its Resolutions, Shadows and Light: Principles, Practices, Pedagogy, and Multicultural Perspectives of Contemporary Transpersonal Counseling, International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, Sustainability: The Journal of Record, Spirituality and Health Magazine, Langscape Magazine, and World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research. She speaks at a range of national and international symposia and conferences such as Bioneers, the International Transformative Learning Conference, and the Wilderness Therapy Symposium.

Academic Publications 

Canty, J.M. (2022, forthcoming). From mean to green: How to shed our narcissism, find our true selves, and heal our planet. Boulder, CO: Shambhala Publications. 

Canty, J.M. (2021, forthcoming). Inhabiting brilliance: Wrestling the gifts of narcissism. In Donnelly, G. & Montuori, A. (Eds.). International handbook of creative futures (pp. tbd) New York: Routledge.  

Canty, J.M. (2020). Ecological and social healing. In Macy, J. (author) and Kaza, S. (Ed.). A wild love for the world: Joanna Macy and the work of our time (pp.127-133). Boulder, CO: Shambhala Publications.  

Canty, J.M. (2019). (Ed.). Globalism and localization: Emergent approaches to ecological and social crises. New York: Routledge.  

Canty, J.M. (2019). The ties that bind: an earth-based story of home. In Globalism and localization: Emergent approaches to ecological and social crises (pp. 34-53). New York: Routledge.  

Canty, J.M. (2018). I am a body on the body of the earth. In Caldwell, C. & Leighton, L. (Eds.). The body and oppression: Its roots, its voices, and its resolutions (pp.53-63). Berkeley: North Atlantic Books.  

Canty, J.M. (2017). (Ed.). Ecological and social healing: Multicultural women’s voices. New York: Routledge.  

Canty, J.M. (2017). Seeing clearly through cracked lenses. In Ecological and social healing: Multicultural women’s voices (pp. 23-44). New York: Routledge.  

Canty, J.M. (2016). Beautiful darkness. In Kaklauskas, F., Hoffman, L., Clements, C. & & Hocoy, D. Shadows and light: Principles, practices, pedagogy, and multicultural perspectives of contemporary transpersonal counseling (pp. 25-38). Colorado Springs: University Professors Press.  

Canty, J.M. (Winter 2015). Edges of transformation: Women crossing boundaries between ecological and social healing. Langscape: Biocultural Diversity – The People’s Issue, 4(2), pp. 30-32.  

Canty, J.M. (2015). Introduction to special issue: Globalism and localization in the context of the ecological and social crisis. World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research, 71 (3-4), pp. 59-64.  

Canty, J.M. (2015). Locality to nonlocality: Transpersonal dimensions of home. World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research, 71(3-4), pp. 76-85.  

Canty, JM. (2014). Walking between worlds: Holding multiple perspectives as a key for ecological transformation. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 33(1), pp. 15-26.  

Davis, J. V. & Canty, J.M (2013). Ecopsychology and transpersonal psychology. In Friedman, H. & Hartelius, G. (Eds). The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of transpersonal psychology. (pp. 597-611). West Sussex, UK: Wiley Blackwell Press.  

Canty, J.M. (2011). Linking ecological and social sustainability within the curriculum. Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 4(5), pp. 242-244.  

Canty, J.M., Amster, R., Anthony, C., Benally, S., Dellinger, D., Rooks, B. (2011). Roundtable: Race, environment and sustainability (Part One). Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 4(5), pp. 238-241.  

Canty, J.M., Amster, R., Anthony, C., Benally, S., Dellinger, D., Rooks, B. (2011). Roundtable: Race, Environment and Sustainability (Part Two). Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 4(6), pp. 288-292.  

Caniglia, N.C, Canty, J.M., Hauk, M., Landsman, J. (2010). Gaian methodologies: An emergent confluence of sustainability research innovation. Paper presented at the AASHE 2010 Conference.  

Canty, J.M. (2009). Race, oppression, and environmental justice: Linking social and ecological sustainability. Paper presented at the 8th International Transformative Learning Conference (Columbia University Teacher’s College).  

Canty, J.M. (2006, January). Environmental healing: Shifting from a poverty consciousness. Gatherings: Journal of International Community for Ecopsychology, Retrieved January 29, 2007, from http://www.ecopsychology.org/journal/ezine/archive3/Environmental_Healing.pdf.  

Canty, J.M. (2004, October 20). Environmental healing: Shifting from a poverty consciousness. The John Mack Institute: Exploring Consciousness and Transformation, Article 232.  

Presentations 

Guest Lecturer, Earth-based Stories of Home, for Systems in Emergent Digital Practices class, University of Denver, Online, February 2021.  

Podcast, Live the Light on Yoga, A Vision of Inclusion with Jeanine Canty. October 2020. https://open.spotify.com/episode/340qUzM1CKc7qlNvOCPAhS?si=yOtDlissRY6piob428aGUQ 

Webinar Interview, Shang Shung Institute: School of Tibetan Medicine, Global Perspectives on Ecology, Culture, and Health. October 2020. https://tibetanmedicineschool.org/2020/09/20/global-perspectives-on-ecology-culture-and-health/  

Panelist, Joanna Macy Center, Naropa University, Book Launch: A Wild Love for Our World: Joanna Macy and the Work of Our Time. Washington, DC, Online, October 2020. https://youtu.be/_z198Efh2Mo  

Panelist, Jaipur Literary Festival Colorado, Dismantling Racism, Decolonizing Systems. Online, September 2020. https://youtu.be/J6F8oswLxro  

Podcast, The Spirituality and Social Justice Podcast (Yoga for Social Justice), Episode 18, Part 2, Dr. Jeanine Canty, 824. July 2020. https://open.spotify.com/episode/1j77lckzATHkZOnaXZBw9z?si=01a23c3a1d6d4bbe  

Podcast, The Spirituality and Social Justice Podcast (Yoga for Social Justice), Episode 17, Part 1, Dr. Jeanine Canty, 824. July 2020. https://open.spotify.com/episode/3jfR1NmzuHbCyRBzgxDy0a?si=9Fsb-Xa3QWOF7WyaCTQ05A  

Panelist, Jaipur Literary Festival Colorado, Antiracism in a System Built Upon Racism Diverse CO Writers in Conversation Registration. Online, June 2020. https://youtu.be/Cu3YznIcc-I  

Interview, Planetary Awakening Summit: Invoking the Divine Feminine in Challenging Times. Online, May 2020.  

Workshop Speaker, Voices of Wisdom: An Online Symposium (Tara Mandala), Chthonic Emergence: Honoring Darkness & Creating Anew. May 2020.  

Panelist, Celebrating Joanna Macy [book launch for Wild love for earth & 91st birthday party), Shambhala Publications. Online, May 2020  

Panelist, Eco-social justice Virtual Gallery Walk, CU Environmental Justice Center, University of Colorado. Online, April 2020.  

Panelist, Yoga for Social Justice: Community and Collective Engagement: New Visions for COVID-19. Online, April 2020.  

Panelist, Georgetown University, Book Launch and Panel Discussion: Globalism and Localization: Emergent Approaches to Ecological and Social Crises. Washington, DC, November 2019.  

Panelist, Book Signing and Panel Discussion: Globalism and Localization: Emergent Approaches to Ecological and Social Crises. Boulder Bookstore, Boulder, CO, October 2019.  

Panelist, The New School, Book Launch and Panel Discussion: Globalism and Localization: Emergent Approaches to Ecological and Social Crises. New York City, September 2019.  

Radio Interview, KGNU. Resilient Leadership in the Face of Climate Change. June 6, 2019. https://news.kgnu.org/2019/06/resilient-leadership-in-the-face-of-climate-crisis/  

Workshop Speaker, Front Range Eco-Social Solutions Bioneers Conference (University of Colorado), Globalism and Localization: Emergent Solutions to our Ecological and Social Crises. Boulder, CO. February 2019. 

Workshop Speaker, Off the Hooks Arts Festival. Mending Our Disconnections: Earth, Social Justice, and Compassionate Engagement. Fort Collins, January 2019.  

Speaker, Deepak HomeBase, Naropa in New York Series (sponsored by Garrison Institute and Tricycle Magazine). Mending Our Disconnections: Earth, Social Justice & Compassionate Engagement. New York, NY. April 2018.  

Workshop Speaker, Front Range Eco-Social Solutions Bioneers Conference (University of Colorado), Making the Invisible Visible: Race, Environment and Embodied Knowing. Boulder, CO. February 2018.  

Guest Lecturer, California State University Northridge (CSUN) – Civil Discourse and Social Change Initiative, Multicultural Women's Voices: Healing the Earth, Healing the Soul. Los Angeles, CA, November 2017.  

Workshop Speaker, 28th Annual National Bioneers Conference, Making the Invisible Visible: Race, Environment and Embodied Knowing. San Rafael, CA, October 2017.  

Podcast, Mindful U at Naropa University, Oppression of People and Oppression of Earth Go Hand in Hand. October 2017. https://mindful-u-at-naropa-university.fireside.fm/guests/professor-jeanine-canty  

Workshop, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), Uncovering Patterns of Oppression and Healing: A Workshop with Jeanine Canty. San Francisco CA, October 2017.  

Panelist, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), On Oppression and Healing: A Conversation with Susan Griffin and Jeanine Canty. San Francisco CA, October 2017.  

Moderator, Jaipur Literature Festival, In Denial: Climate Change and Justice, Boulder, CO, September 2017.  

Panelist, Jaipur Literature Festival, The Feminism Across Cultures: Breaking Boundaries. Boulder, CO, September 2017.  

Workshop Speaker, Front Range Eco-Social Solutions Bioneers Conference (University of Colorado), Multicultural Women Explore Ecological and Social Healing. Boulder, CO. February 2017. 

Panelist, Book Signing and Panel Discussion: “Ecological and Social Healing: Multicultural Women’s Voices.” Boulder Bookstore, Boulder, CO, February 2017.  

Workshop Speaker, 27th Annual National Bioneers Conference, Multicultural Women Explore Ecological and Social Healing. San Rafael, CA, October 2016.  

Panelist, The New School, Book Launch and Panel Discussion: “Ecological and Social Healing: Multicultural Women’s Voices.” New York City, September 2016.  

Speaker, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), Spaces of Self: Expanding Self to Serve the Earth. San Francisco, CA, November 2015 

Speaker, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), Spaces of Self: Expanding Self to Serve the Earth. San Francisco, CA, November 2015  

Presenter, 13th Front Range Bioneers (University of Colorado), Making the Invisible Visible: Race, Environment and Embodied Knowing. Boulder, CO, October 2015  

Panelist, Bay Area Book Festival, Sustainability and Soul. Berkeley, CA, June 2015.  

Presenter, Forward Food Symposium (Impact Boulder Hub), Historical Structures of Food Inequity, Boulder, CO, April 2015  

Panelist, Connecting Violences Against Women and Nature (University of Colorado), Boulder, CO, March 2015  

Presenter, 12th Front Range Bioneers (University of Colorado), Spaces of Self: Expanding Self to Serve the Earth. Boulder, CO, November 2014  

Presenter, 12th Front Range Bioneers (University of Colorado), Making the Invisible Visible: Race, Environment and Embodied Knowing. Boulder, CO, November 2014  

Presenter, 11th International Transformative Learning Conference (Columbia Teachers College), Spaces of Self: Expanding Self to Serve the Earth. New York, NY, October 2014  

Presenter, 11th Front Range Bioneers (University of Colorado), Making the Invisible Visible: Race, Environment and Embodied Knowing. Boulder, CO, October 2013  

Speaker, Colorado Wanderlust Speakeasy, Walking Between Worlds: Keys to Ecological Healing. Copper Mountain, Colorado, July 2013  

Panelist, President Obama’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge 2012–13 Interfaith Dialogue, Naropa University, Boulder, CO, February 2013  

Presenter, 10th International Transformative Learning Conference (organized by Meridian University), Walking Between Worlds: Holding Multiple Worldviews as a Key for Ecological Transformation. San Francisco, CA, November 2012  

Presenter, 10th Colorado Bioneers (University of Colorado), Making the Invisible Visible: Race, Environment and Embodied Knowing. Boulder, CO, October 2012.  

Panelist, One Action-One Boulder/Boulder Public Library, Race: Power of Illusion, Boulder, CO, August, 2012  

Presenter, National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE), Solidarity and Compassion: Teaching Diversity for Worldview Transformation, San Francisco, CA, June 2011  

Panelist, Ph.D. Symposium, Women Collaborating for Personal and Planetary Regeneration - Strength, Nurture, Resilience, Collaboration, Empowerment, Support, Prescott College, Prescott, AZ, May 2011  

Panelist, Colorado University: Food and Environmental Justice Week, Women and Environmental Justice, Boulder, CO, April 2011 

Panelist, American Society for Environmental History, Putting Social and Ecological Literacies into Practice: Environmental Studies, the Humanities, Education, and Sustainability in a Dangerous World, Phoenix, AZ, April 2011  

Presenter, Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit, Race, Oppression and Environmental Justice: Linking Social and Environmental Sustainability, University of Denver, Denver, CO, February 2011  

Panelist, Master of Arts Colloquium, Putting Social and Ecological Literacies into Practice: Environmental Studies, the Humanities, Education, and Sustainability in a Dangerous World, Prescott College, Prescott, AZ, January 2011 

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