Kimberly B. George, Ph.D.
Feminism School Founder
scholar of ethnic studies, gender studies, and religion
The dismantling of racial and religious supremacies, empire, and conquest.
The flourishing of all genders into feminist freedom.
A deep reckoning with Indigenous rights, decolonization, and the earth.
Spirituality grounded in joy and justice.
Bodies healed of exhaustion.
And an unleashing of ancient economies of interconnection.
about returning to the work of feminist foremothers is that they have been studying the interconnected struggles and finding the spiritual, intellectual, and relational practices of liberation, healing, and transformation for generations.
While all our curriculum is built from rigorous academic research, the learning methods emphasize creative expressions, including recognizing and reclaiming women's creativity in our ancestral lines. (For example, Dr. George integrates images from her Grandma's artistry—like this handmade skirt—into Feminism School and the visual language of the course workbooks. Students are encouraged toward similar creativity reclaiming practices within their feminist learning.)
In 2020 and 2021, we will be growing our curriculum to center and support research that is rooted elsewhere than a North American and Western European academic context. The new Researcher-Respondent Initiative (forthcoming) will partner with feminist researchers around the globe, with a emphasis on the intersections of feminism, social change, and spirituality.
Among my degrees, I hold a Ph.D. in ethnic studies from UCSD and an M.A. in religion from Yale Divinity School/University. I read and wrote voraciously in several graduate programs for 15 years (counseling psychology, religious history, gender studies, ethnic studies) until I felt I had developed my body of unique knowledge that I offer through Feminism School.
I live and work in NYC, a city that has brought joy and rejuvenation to my scholarly pursuits. I often wear vintage dresses (this one is 1920s). I love the textures of vintage fabrics the way that I love the texts of feminist foremothers. I am a mystic and spirituality is a central practice of my work.
Other things about me: I am open to trading skill sets for courses. (Feminism School currently has need for a video editor and a part-time administrative assistant.) I don't think money is the only currency in a feminist economy: it might not even be the main currency in the future of this world.
More things about me: I like contemplative reading and coffee, meditation and walking Manhattan, and lyrical dancing as prayer. My first academic book was on football and social theory; my next academic publication is on feminist pedagogy, writing, and spirituality. I used to be a gymnast. I wish to be a writer of speculative fiction meets feminist spiritual memoir (that book is underway). Read more about my work at kimberlybgeorge.com.