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Jeanine M. Canty

Professor & Chair, Environmental Studies Department
Naropa University

Jeanine M. Canty, PhD, is a professor and chair of the Environmental Studies Department at Naropa University, a Buddhist inspired institution. A lover of nature, justice, and contemplative practice, her teaching intersects issues of social and ecological justice connected to the process of worldview expansion and positive change. She is both editor and a contributor to the book Ecological and Social Healing: Multicultural Women’s Voices.

Biography

Jeanine M. Canty, PhD, is a professor and chair of the Environmental Studies Department at Naropa University, a Buddhist inspired institution, in Boulder, Colorado. A lover of nature, justice, and contemplative practice, her teaching intersects issues of social and ecological justice connected to the process of worldview expansion and positive change. She has a Ph.D. in Transformative Learning and Change from the California Institute for Integral Studies (CIIS), an MA in Cultural Ecopsychology from Prescott College, and BA in International Relations from Colgate University. Courses taught include Ecopsychology, Deep Ecology, Ecological Justice: Patterns of Oppression and Healing, Indigenous Environmental Issues, and an 8-day Wilderness Solo. She is both editor and a contributor to the book Ecological and Social Healing: Multicultural Women’s Voices. Other selected works have been featured in The Wiley Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology, International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, Sustainability: The Journal of Record, Spirituality and Health Magazine, Langscape Magazine, World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research and in Shadows & Light: Theory, Research, and Practice in Transpersonal Psychology. In addition she speaks at a range of local, national, and international symposia and conferences such as National Bioneers, the International Transformative Learning Conference, Denver Green Festival, Front Range Bioneers, Wilderness Therapy Symposium and the Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Ecopsychology, Social Justice, Deep Ecology, Ecofeminism, Transpersonal Studies, Transformative Learning and Change, Contemplative Studies

Personal Interests

    Growing food, meditation, yoga, social and ecological justice, cross country skiing, reading, knitting, guitar, singing, dogs, river rafting, hiking, being outside

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Canty_Ecological and Social Healing - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Garrison Institute, Transformational Ecology

Oh, Holy Night!


Published: Dec 27, 2018 by Garrison Institute, Transformational Ecology
Authors: Jeanine M. Canty
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability

Author reflections on solstice and ecological relationships

Garrison Institute, Transformational Ecology

The Liminality of Spring


Published: Apr 05, 2018 by Garrison Institute, Transformational Ecology
Authors: Jeanine M. Canty
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability

Author reflections on spring, social movements, and earth justice

Langscape Magazine: Biocultural Diversity – The People’s Issue

Edges of transformation: Women Crossing Boundaries between Ecological and Social


Published: Jan 01, 2016 by Langscape Magazine: Biocultural Diversity – The People’s Issue
Authors: Jeanine M. Canty
Subjects: Gender & Sexuality, Environment and Sustainability

Author discusses the intersections between social and ecological issues within the context of healing and the work a group of fourteen multicultural women have been doing around this.

World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research

Locality to Nonlocality: Transpersonal Dimensions of Home


Published: Dec 11, 2015 by World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research
Authors: Jeanine M. Canty
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability

This article explores the relationship between globalization and localization in context of our current ecological and social crisis.

World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research

Issue Intro: Globalism and Localization in the Context of the Ecological Crisis


Published: Dec 11, 2015 by World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research
Authors: Jeanine M. Canty
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability

This is an intro for the special issue of World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research which inquires into the relationship between globalism and localization in the context of the present ecological and social crisis.

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

Walking between Worlds: Holding Multiple Perspectives as a Key for Ecological...


Published: Dec 15, 2014 by International Journal of Transpersonal Studies
Authors: Jeanine M. Canty
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability

The current ecological, social, and personal crises spark the need for radical transformation to shift from one world that is mechanistic, destructive, and egocentric to another that is relational, life affirming, and embedded in the widest understandings of interconnected selves.

Sustainability: The Journal of Record

Part Two: Race, Environment, and Sustainability


Published: Dec 23, 2011 by Sustainability: The Journal of Record
Authors: Jeanine M. Canty, Randall Amster, Carl Anthony, Suzanne Benally, Drew Dellinger, and Belvie Rooks
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability

Within this roundtable dialogue, scholars, practitioners, activists, and leaders whose work deeply integrates the relationship between race and environment come together and engage crucial questions that the sustainability movement needs to understand and address.

Sustainability: The Journal of Record

Part One: Race, Environment, and Sustainability


Published: Oct 18, 2011 by Sustainability: The Journal of Record
Authors: Jeanine M. Canty, Randall Amster, Carl Anthony, Suzanne Benally, Drew Dellinger, and Belvie Rooks

Within this roundtable dialogue, scholars, practitioners, activists, and leaders whose work deeply integrates the relationship between race and environment come together and engage crucial questions that the sustainability movement needs to understand and address.

Sustainability: The Journal of Record

Linking Ecological and Social Sustainability within the Curriculum


Published: Oct 08, 2011 by Sustainability: The Journal of Record
Authors: Jeanine M. Canty
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability

As sustainability curricula are designed and implemented within institutions of higher education, there is an opportunity to truly integrate and connect the ecological and social in a manner that shifts students’ worldviews and resulting behaviors.

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Mindful U Podcast with Jeanine Canty

By: Jeanine M. Canty

Mindful U Podcast with Jeanine Canty "Oppression of People and Oppression of Earth Go Hand in Hand" https://player.fm/series/mindful-u-at-naropa-university/jeanine-canty-environmental-justice

Jeanine Canty is a full time and professor and chair of the Environmental Studies Department at Naropa University, which includes the MA and Resilient Leadership Program and the BA Environmental Studies major. In this episode, Canty shares on the topic, ‘Oppressions of People and Oppressions of the Earth Go Hand and Hand’. Canty explains the link between social and ecological injustice and how throughout human history, the oppression of people of color has been inseparable from the oppression of the natural world. She also talks about the theoretical framework of Eco-psychology and how it can help us recognize these patterns of injustice and reconnect to our ‘ecological selves’ in order to bring about individual and environmental healing.