Kimberly Carfore

Kimberly A Carfore

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty

Kalmanovitz 113


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