Kurs, Katherine

Katherine Kurs
PhD, Rhetorical Criticism, The Royal College of Art (London);
MDiv, Harvard Divinity School;
BA, The State University of New York
Assistant Teaching Professor

My work as a professor, counselor in private practice, writer, and liturgist focuses on the formulation, articulation, interpretation, and symbolic expression of sacred meaning.
Courses Taught:


  • Death & Mourning in the Religious Imagination
  • Fasting as Spiritual Technology
  • The Spiritual Autobiography (freshman seminar/advising course)
  • Women’s Spirituality & Contemporary Religion
  • Encountering Religious Pluralism
Recent Publications:
  • Searching for Your Soul, Random House, 1999.
Office Location:
Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts
64 West 11th Street, room 104
New York, NY  10011
Phone Number/Extension:


Research Interests:
Spiritual autobiography/memoir; Contemporary manifestations of American spirituality/religiosity; Lived religion” and Ritual enactments in a pluralistic urban context; Exegeting environment as “text."
Professional Affiliations:
  • Steering Committee, The Women’s Studies in Religion Program, Harvard University (appointed)
  • The Dean’s Leadership Council, Harvard Divinity School (appointed)
  • American Academy of Religion, member.
  • The West Side Clergy Association, member.
  • The Interfaith Center of New York, member.
Awards and Honors:
Distinguished University Teaching Award, 2012-13

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