Presentation Title

The Primal Metaphysics of Becoming-Animal during the Hunt in the Kalahari Desert

Panel Title

Sacred Sites and Traditional Ecological Knowledge Around the World

Presenter Bio

Doctoral Candidate in Ecology, Spirituality and Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies

I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Ecology, Spirituality and Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and the co-founder of the non-profit, the Deep Water Initiative. My research looks at Indigenous approaches to environmental engagement with a focus on human-animal relationships in hunter-gatherer cosmology. South African born and raised, my professional background spans 15 years of experience in media, corporate communications, and the agricultural development sector. I received a B.A. in film production from the internationally award-winning film school AFDA, in South Africa, and an M.A. in Middle Eastern History from Tel-Aviv University. In the past decade, I have worked extensively throughout Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the U.S. In 2017 I relocated to the U.S. to pursue a Ph.D. I am passionate about effecting social change through artistic mediums of cultural expression and storytelling. My broad fields of interest include human-animal relations, religion and ecology, and the Primal and Indigenous origins of religious rites and practices.

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The Primal Metaphysics of Becoming-Animal during the Hunt in the Kalahari Desert

https://digitalcommons.ciis.edu/religionecologysummit/2021/Thursday/2