Jeanine Canty

Jeanine Canty

jcanty@naropa.edu | 303-245-4735

Professor, Environmental Studies | Department Chair
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Environmental Studies
MA in Environmental Leadership

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. (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.
  • Speaker, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), Spaces of Self: Expanding Self to Serve the Earth. San Francisco, CA, November 2015
  • Presenter, 13th Front Range Bioneers (University of Colorado), Making the Invisible Visible: Race, Environment and Embodied Knowing. Boulder, CO, October 2015
  • Panelist, Bay Area Book Festival, Sustainability and Soul. Berkeley, CA, June 2015.
  • Presenter, Forward Food Symposium (Impact Boulder Hub), Historical Structures of Food Inequity, Boulder, CO, April 2015
  • Panelist, Connecting Violences Against Women and Nature (University of Colorado), Boulder, CO, March 2015
  • Presenter, 12th Front Range Bioneers (University of Colorado), Spaces of Self: Expanding Self to Serve the Earth. Boulder, CO, November 2014
  • Presenter, 12th Front Range Bioneers (University of Colorado), Making the Invisible Visible: Race, Environment and Embodied Knowing. Boulder, CO, November 2014
  • Presenter, 11th International Transformative Learning Conference (Columbia Teachers College), Spaces of Self: Expanding Self to Serve the Earth. New York, NY, October 2014
  • Presenter, 11th Front Range Bioneers (University of Colorado), Making the Invisible Visible: Race, Environment and Embodied Knowing. Boulder, CO, October 2013
  • Speaker, Colorado Wanderlust Speakeasy, Walking Between Worlds: Keys to Ecological Healing. Copper Mountain, Colorado, July 2013

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
  • Multicultural Perspectives for Environmental Leaders
  • 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?

For my next project, I hope to contemplate "Beautiful Darkness" and write about this.


  		Jeanine
  		
  		Canty