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Beth Berila

Gender & Women's Studies Director; Professor, Ethnic & Women's Studies Dept
St Cloud State University

I am an Embodied Leadership Coach & Facilitator, where I support clients in deep transformation toward liberation and wholeness. I am also the Gender & Women's Studies Director and Professor in the Ethnic, Gender & Women's Studies Department at St. Cloud State University. As a yoga and mindfulness practitioner and teacher, I explore embodied unlearning of systems of oppression and a co-creation of liberatory ways of being.https://www.bethberila.com/

Biography

I am an Embodied Leadership Coach & Facilitator, where I support clients in deep transformation toward liberation and wholeness. I am also the Gender & Women's Studies Director and Professor in the Ethnic, Gender & Women's Studies Department at St. Cloud State University. As a yoga and mindfulness practitioner and teacher, I explore embodied unlearning of systems of oppression and a co-creation of liberatory ways of being.https://www.bethberila.com/

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Embodiment & Social Justice; Feminist Studies; Feminist Media and Cultural Studies; LGBT/Queer Studies; Anti-Oppression Pedagogy; Yoga, Mindfulness, and Social Justice.

Personal Interests

    Making Mosaics, Yoga, walking in nature, being around water, reading novel, CATS!!

Websites

Books

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 Featured Title - Integrating Mindfulness into Anti-Oppression Pedagogy - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Transformation

White Urgency to End Racism: Why Now?


Published: Jun 23, 2020 by Transformation
Authors: Beth Berila

How can whites work against racism while also ensuring that we don’t re-center white supremacy in the process?

Transformation

Mindful Social Justice


Published: Mar 22, 2020 by Transformation
Authors: Beth Berila

Mindfulness can help us to discern, interrupt and transform power differentials and biases.

Social Alternatives

Mindfulness as a Healing, Liberatory Practice in Queer, Anti-Oppression Pedagogy


Published: Aug 18, 2016 by Social Alternatives
Authors: Beth Berila
Subjects: Gender & Intersectionality Studies

Explores intersections of queerness and mindfulness.

ACHME Webinar

Towards an Embodied Social Justice


Published: Oct 15, 2015 by ACHME Webinar
Authors: Beth Berila
Subjects: Education, Sociology

This webinar explores how contemplative practices can deepen feminist and critical race pedagogies in courses about diversity, power, and oppression. This webinar will establish a foundation for WHY we need mindfulness in these classrooms and then will discuss how teachers can prepare students for the myriad of reactions that might arise when they are asked to be present with what is.

The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry

Contemplating the Effects of Anti-Oppression Pedagogy


Published: Sep 01, 2014 by The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry
Authors: Beth Berila
Subjects: Education, Sociology

"Contemplating the Effects of Anti-Oppression Pedagogy: Integrating Mindfulness into Diversity Classrooms" theorizes how feminist pedagogy and mindfulness can enhance one another to enable a deeper reflection and interrogation of power, privilege, oppression, and social change.