Kirsten Gerdes

Adjunct Professor, Department of Philosophy
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Kirsten Gerdes’ areas of interest include gender and sexuality studies, critical theory and postmodernism, philosophy of religion, process thought, and philosophy of personhood. Her work intersects the fields of history, philosophy, theology, and literature, and she looks forward to a long career exploring these intersections—how they influence and construct the everyday lived reality of people in the global community, and what that means for those attempting to make a difference—be a difference—in the world for the better.


  • Ph.D. (ABD, expected 2015), Women’s Studies in Religion and Philosophy of Religion and Theology, Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A., Humanities and Social Thought (Emphases in Gender Politics and Literary Cultures), New York University
  • B.A., Global Studies (Minor in Philosophy), Azusa Pacific University
  • B.A., Music Theory and Composition, Azusa Pacific University

Academic Area

  • School of Theology
    • Department of Philosophy


  • Critical Theory
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Personhood
  • Philosophy of Religion

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