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  • Katherine Kurs

    Part-time Assistant Professor

    Email
    kursk@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    B - Eugene Lang College Building - 65 West 11th Street

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    Katherine Kurs

    Profile

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


    Contact Information
    65 West 11th street, Room 068


    Degrees Held

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


    Professional Affiliation

    • 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.

    Recent Publications

    • Searching for Your Soul, Random House, 1999.

    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."


    Awards And Honors

    Distinguished University Teaching Award, 2012-13


    Current Courses

    Encountering Rel Pluralism

    Fasting as Spiritual Tech

    First Year Seminar

    Ind Senior Project

    Ind Senior Project (Spring 2020)

    Meetings With Mystics (Spring 2020)

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