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Prof. Kirsten Gerdes

 

I am Assistant Professor of Humanities and Philosophy at Riverside City College in Riverside, California. My primary fields are women's studies, religious studies, and philosophy, where my work on the philosophy of personhood has spanned historical eras and disciplinary silos. I enjoy thinking about and discussing pedagogical strategies, especially concerning the use of technology in and out of the classroom.

Kirsten M. Gerdes

Professor & Scholar

 

Phone:

951-222-8758

 

Email:

kirstengerdes@gmail.com

kirsten.gerdes@rcc.edu 

 

Address:

Riverside City College

Quad 21-C

4800 Magnolia Ave.

Riverside, CA 92506

EXPERIENCE
 
2021-present

Associate Professor

RIVERSIDE CITY COLLEGE

2017-2021

Assistant Professor

RIVERSIDE CITY COLLEGE

Courses taught: World Religions, Honors World Religions, Introduction to Philosophy, Honors Introduction to Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Arts & Ideas: American Culture; Social & Political Philosophy. Curriculum development includes: Philosophical Survey of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality.

2016-2017

Senior Adjunct Professor

AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

2012-2017

Adjunct Professor

AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

Courses taught: Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Philosophy. Curriculum development: Introduction to Philosophy (Online), Performing Justice through Theater & Film.

2014-2017

Adjunct Professor

CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY

Courses taught: Introduction to Christianity, Sexual Ethics, Christian Ethics, Women & Religion. Curriculum development: Sexual Ethics, Women & Religion.

EDUCATION
EDUCATION
 
2021

Ph.D., Women's Studies in Religion

Emphasis, Philosophy of Religion and Theology

CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY

2006

M.A., Humanities and Social Thought

Emphases, Gender Politics and Literary Cultures

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

2001

B.A., Global Studies

Minor, Philosophy

AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

2000

B.A., Music Theory and Composition

AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
TEACHING
 
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION & COMPETENCY
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Gender and religion; religion and pop culture; philosophy of religion and theology; political theology

Courses: Christianity, World Religions, Gender and Religion, Religious Ethics, Sexual Ethics, Religion and Pop Culture

PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy of religion and theology; philosophy of personhood; feminist philosophy; critical theory

Courses: Introduction to Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Ethics, Philosophy of Gender, Feminist Thought, Performing Justice Through Theater and Film

WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES

Gender and religion; gender and pop culture; ecofeminism, feminism of the Global South

Courses: Gender and Religion, Arts and Ideas: American Culture, Philosophy of Gender, Feminist Thought, Transnational Feminisms, Third World Feminist Theologies

 
COMPLETE CV

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