PhD Funding in Ecology, Religion and Spirituality

Update posted by Chantal Yazbek On Feb 12, 2018

The world needs a new breed of ecological leaders who are focused on the communities that are most impacted by global environmental change.

Born and raised in South Africa, I have a B.A. Honors in Film Production and an M.A. in Middle Eastern History. My professional background spans 15 years of experience in all areas of media, communication, and the agricultural development sector, in Africa and the Middle East.

I am passionate about effecting change through the medium of storytelling, as well as through the advancement of sustainable cultural practices, which has led me to undertaking PhD research in this field.

In 2017, with a lot of guts and some personal savings I enrolled as a Doctoral student in Ecology, Religion and Spirituality program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, a truly unique program that looks at the intersection between the world of ecology and faith. My academic research focuses on societies relationship to agriculture and the modern production food chain. Through the observation and evaluation of the practices of a diverse range of ancient and modern agricultural based societies, my research looks at how religious and spiritual practice can contribute to ecological sustainability and assist in the alleviation of malnutrition and a more equitable distribution of community based wealth.

PhD funding for South

African students in the U.S. is incredibly limited, with student visa's

being prohibitive to allow students to support themselves. This campaign

is aimed at raising funds to cover the basic costs to complete my PhD

degree in the coming 3 years.

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