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).
- Advisory Board Member on ecofeminism and ecojustice, Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale
- Steering Committee Member, Religion and Ecology Unit; American Academy of Religion
- Co-Chair, Religion and Ecology Unit, American Academy of Religion, Western Region
- Student Representative; American Academy of Religion, Western Region
- 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
- 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
- Religion & Ecology
- Selected Publications
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. “Grandmother Toe,” poem in The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy, 32:2, 2016, 204–205.
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.
Carfore, Kimberly and Sam Mickey. “Planetary Love: Ecofeminist Perspectives on Globalization.” World Futures: The Journal of Global Education, 68:2, 2012, p. 122–131.
- Awards & Distinctions
Student Speaker, CIIS Commencement, 2019