March 18, 2012

Events & Publishing

Conferences that I participated in this year:

Pacific Northwest Region of the AAR/SBL & ASOR

2018 Annual Meeting

Hosted by

Pacific Lutheran University


Tacoma, Washington

May 11-13, 2018



My presentation:

The Creation Myth as Metaphysical Model: Original Female Consciousness and Parthenogenetic Power

For more information on the conference, please visit



 2018 Conference

Scholarly Speculations: Animal, Earth, Person, Story


March 16 – 17, 2018


Las Vegas, Nevada


I was part of the Archaeomythology Panel, facilitated by Joan Marler, founder and Executive Director of the Institute of Archaeomythology that addressed  Archaeomythological Explorations: Honoring Sacred Kinship Between Women, Plants, and Animals along with scholars Mara Keller, Joan Cichon, and Susan Moulton

My presentation:

The Personhood of Nature and an Indigenous Consciousness of Communion – Stories of Bees and Glaciers


For more information on the conference, please visit ASWM’s website.

I am proud to be published in Vol. 1 and Vol. 3 of She Is Everywhere: An Anthology of Writings in Womanist/Feminist Spirituality, which is a juicy representation of contemporary Women’s Spirituality writing and scholarship.

The contributors published in this series are some of the most innovative thinkers in academia, including the fields of religion, theology, philosophy, shamanism, and art.

Women Spirituality researchers are some of the hardest working scholars on the planet because we are often dismissed, not for the merits of our intensive scholarship, but because of our content. I think of us as excavators of subaltern history who “dance backwards in high heels.”

This series of three anthologies are the brain child of the great Dr. Lucia Birnbaum.

Available here and also on Amazon.

I am also proud to have published an article in tandem with my mother, Karol Sikie, who was an advocate for victims of domestic violence and their children, and a pioneer in this field in California for a decade before her passing in 2011.

We collaborated on “How the Legal System Revictimizes Victims of Domestic Violence and Their Children: Systemic Abuse in the California Family Court,” which was published in the four volume set Violence and Abuse in Society: Understanding A Global Crisis, edited by Angela Browne-MIller, PhD. Our piece was included in volume 2, Faces of Intimate Partner Violence, 299 – 309.

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