NAMING SYSTEMS OF
POWER AND VIOLENCE
TEACHER & SCHOLAR
Kimberly B. George, Ph.D. is a creative non fiction writer and scholar. She specializes in trauma-informed education, pedagogy, writing practices, and feminist ethnic studies. She loves all things vintage—from vintage clothes and antique furniture, to the texts and writing methods of feminist foremothers. She also dances (especially spontaneously in NYC parks).
As a scholar-consultant, she partners with thought leaders beyond the university, including K-12 teachers and religious activists. She teaches the psychic and social processes of identity formation, centering the brilliant texts of feminist history that give us methods to name systemic injustices. This naming helps us build social movements, coalitions, and collective transformation. Her contemplative pedagogy invites her students to trust and grow their creative, revolutionary power.
Dr. George is the founder of Feminism School. Students from 10 different countries around the world are now enrolled in her classes.
Kimberly B. George holds a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from UCSD, where her research focused on revolutionary methods of feminist of color writing practices. She holds an M.A. (summa cum laude) in U.S. Religious History from Yale, where she was a Merit Scholar and a postgraduate fellow in Gender Equity and Policy. She has completed coursework for a second Ph.D. in Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice and also has done extensive graduate training in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Her interdisciplinary depths inform her innovative writing pedagogies and research on trauma, creativity, and education practices.
She is published in numerous scholarly and non-scholarly outlets, including OnBeing, The Washington Spectator, The Feminist Wire, Creative Commons, NewBlackMan in Exile, and Syndicate. She is the co-editor, with David Leonard and Wade Davis, of Football, Culture, and Power (Routledge, 2016). Her 3 current book projects underway are on 1) contemplative feminist writing practices in service of social change 2) men learning feminism and 3) the history of feminist ethnic studies writing practices.
For Schools & the General Public
Writing Wellness Workshops
Writing Wellness Workshops support graduate students, scholars, and upper-division high school students.
Workshops are rooted in research in the history of feminist ethnic studies writing practices and address mental health.
Social Theory for Teachers
This 4-month Professional Development course gives K-12 teachers the opportunity to engage scholarly literatures at the intersection of race/gender/sexuality/class and western colonialism.
Paired with educational workshops, consulting is on-going support to implement specific kinds of institutional change. Assessment, naming systems of power, imagining change, and practical strategy work are part of the consulting process.
Articles & Publications
The Wisdom of Shattering
When I was a young competitive gymnast, I remember the day I walked off the floor mat, sat down by myself at its edge, and began to contemplate quitting the sport. I was 12.
Gymnastics had been my life — the defining orbit of my childhood ambitions...
Feminist Football Fan
My feminism and my love of football have a complicated relationship.
When I was eight and watching Dave Krieg, Steve Largent, and my beloved Seattle Seahawks, I dreamed of being the first female player in the NFL. It felt unjust to me that no women were allowed in, and I wanted to be the first..
On Living a Feminist Life
Sara Ahmed’s latest work, Living a Feminist Life, dismantles the false divide between academic theory and the embodied world in which our concepts come alive. It is the kind of book we need more and more of by feminist scholars. It is an intervention not only in academic feminism...
Kimberly George is the rare scholar who combines her intellectual acuity with a passion for collaboration and reconciliation. Offering rigorous educational opportunities outside of academia, she emboldens individuals and groups to engage with feminist theory while untangling complicated cultural histories with openness and empathy.
Julie Weitz (LA-based Performance Artist)