Kimberly Carfore

Kimberly Carfore

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty
Kalmanovitz 131


Kimberly Carfore is an adjunct professor of environmental studies and theology and religious studies. Her research interests include wilderness, dualism, ecofeminism, philosophy, and representing the voice of the Earth. Professor Carfore is the author of “Ecopsychology without Nature-Culture Dualism” (2014), “Doing Theology with Snakes: Face-to-Face with the Wholly Other” (2018), and co-author of “Planetary Love: Ecofeminist Perspectives on Globalization” (2012).


  • Ecofeminism
  • Wilderness
  • Religion & Ecology


  • Co-Chair, Religion and Ecology Unit, American Academy of Religion


  • California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), PhD in Philosophy & Religion: Ecology, Spirituality & Religion, 2019
  • California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), MA in Philosophy & Religion: Philosophy, Cosmology, & Consciousness, 2012
  • University of Michigan, BA in Psychology, 2004

Prior Experience

  • Program Coordinator, California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Research Associate, Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale
  • Wilderness Therapy Field Instructor, School of Urban Wilderness Survival

Awards & Distinctions

  • Student Speaker, CIIS Commencement, 2019

Selected Publications

  • Carfore, Kimberly. “Ecofeminism and Ecowomanism” in Creation section of T&T Clark Encyclopedia of Christian Theology, edited by Dr. Jana Bennett, Dr. Jason Fout, and Dr. Stephen Cone (2022).

  • Carfore, Kimberly. “Ecofeminist Theology: Intersectional Justice and Plumwood’s Philosophical Animism,” SAGE Journal of Feminist Theology, 29:3 (May 2021): 234-246.

  • Carfore, Kimberly. “Doing Theology with Snakes: Face to Face with the Wholly Other,” chapter in Encountering Earth: Thinking Theologically with a More-than-Human World, edited by Matthew Eaton, Timothy Harvey, and Trevor Bechtel. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2018.

  • Carfore, Kimberly. “Ecopsychology without Nature-Culture Dualism.” Journal of Ecopsychology, 6:1, March 2014.

  • Carfore, Kimberly. “The Paradox of Homecoming: Home is Where the Haunt Is.” In Resisting the Place of Belonging: Uncanny Homecomings in Religion, Narrative, and the Arts, edited by Daniel Boscaljon. Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2013.