Mary Beth Moser Mary Beth Moser

Adjunct Faculty
Women's Spirituality
School of Consciousness and Transformation

PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies

MA, New College of California; BS, Colorado State University

Mary Beth Moser, PhD, received her doctorate from CIIS in Philosophy and Religion with an emphasis in Women’s Spirituality. She is passionate about her ancestral homeland of Northern Italy, with particular focus on women’s submerged history, folklore, and the Black Madonna. Her dissertation, “The Everyday Spirituality of Women in the Italian Alps: A Trentino American Woman’s Search for Spiritual Agency, Folk Wisdom, and Ancestral Values” received the 2014 Kore Award granted by the Association for the Study of Women and Society. Published articles include: “Submerged Spirituality in the Italian Alps: Goddesses, Ancestresses, and Women’s Ritual in the Archeological Record” (2020) and “Wild Women of the Waters: Remembering the Anguane of the Italian Alps“ (2016). She co-edited, along with Mary Saracino, the award-winning anthology She Is Everywhere! Volume 3: An anthology of writings in womanist/feminist spirituality (2012). With her research, writings, and presentations, Mary Beth’s aim is encouraging others to tell their stories and to make their own ancestral journey. Mary Beth lives in the Pacific Northwest where she honors her Ancestors by serving as the president of the Seattle Trentino Club, one of 200 circoli around the world celebrating Trentino culture. See list of Mary Beth Moser's presentations and publications at

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