Elizabeth Allison

Elizabeth Allison, PhD, is an associate professor of ecology and religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where she founded and chairs the graduate program in Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion.  Her research and teaching explore connections between religion, ethics, and environmental practice, with particular attention to biodiversity, waste, ecological place, and climate change. Her articles appear in WIREs Climate Change, Mountain Research and Development, the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture, and in edited volumes on Bhutan, religion, and geography. She is working on a book entitled Enchanted Earth: Religion, Environment, and Development in Modernizing Bhutan.  A former Fulbright scholar, she holds a doctorate in environmental management from the University of California – Berkeley and a master’s in the same field from Yale University, as well as an MA in religion from Yale Divinity School.

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