Jeanine Canty

jcanty@naropa.edu | 303-245-4735

Chair & Professor, Environmental Studies
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Resilient Leadership - Core Faculty
BA in Environmental Studies - Core Faculty

Education

PhD Transformative Learning and Change, California Institute of Integral Studies
MA Cultural Ecopsychology, Prescott College
Teacher Education Program, Prescott College
BA International Relations, Colgate University
Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) since 2006

From the heart

Naropa’s founder, the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, sought for us to manifest an enlightened society. In the context of ecological and social justice issues, much of this work is daring to see what is happening within this world and collectively engaging with all of life in order to move towards healing. By entering our fears, we become fearless warriors and spark our lights in service to this world.

Recent publications/presentations

  • Canty, J.M. (2018 forthcoming). 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. tbd). 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, Volume II: Talks and reflections (pp. 25-38). Colorado Spring: 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. tbd.
  • 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. (forthcoming)
  • Canty, J.M. (2015). Locality to Nonlocality: Transpersonal Dimensions of Home. World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research. (forthcoming)
  • 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.
  • Workshop Speaker, Front Range Eco-Social Solutions Bioneers Conference (University of Colorado), Making the Invisible Visible: race Environment and Enbodied 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 ant 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 Heanine 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, Septemer 2017.
  • Panelist, Jaipur Literature Festival, The Feminism Across Cultures: Breaking Boundaries. Boulder, CO, September 2017.

Research summary

I engage in research, writing and speaking within and across the areas of ecopsychology, ecological and social healing, transformative learning, transpersonal studies, environmental/climate justice, systems of oppression (race, class, environmental), and heuristic inquiries. I am deeply informed by my situated learning as a woman of color and my strong connections to place and the sacred.

Courses taught

  • Ecopsychology
  • Deep Ecology
  • Indigenous Environmental Issues
  • Ecological Justice: Patterns of Oppression and Healing
  • Wilderness Solo

What book do you find yourself regularly pressing into the hands of students?

My Name is Chellis and I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization

Have you ever helped a student reach an “ah ha” or transformational moment?

Within my Ecopsychology courses, I constantly have the honor of working with students to see why our society is collective numb and to start identify ways to undo this.

What does it mean to you when somebody says, “That’s so Naropa?”

It is so Naropa to take a moment to feel what is going on in one's body and mind and to communicate this from the heart.

What's next?

I am currently working on another book as the editor and a contributor – the topic we are focusing upon is Globalism and Localization: Emergent Approaches to the Ecological and Social Crisis.


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