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April C. Heaslip, PhD, is a mythologist and educator who earned her doctorate in Mythological Studies with emphasis in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute and a master's in Social Ecology from Goddard College. Uniting interconnected levels of inquiry via Women's + Gender Studies, Literary + Film Studies, and post-Jungian Psychology, her work focuses on applied ecofeminist mythology and the curative powers of synchronicity and creativity. Her forthcoming book with University Press of Mississippi, Regenerating the Feminine: Chronicling the Radical Rise of the Feminine in Psyche, Culture & Nature, considers the impact of this monumental resurgence as healing agent across individual, collective, and environmental realms.


E D U C A T I O N 

PhD Mythological Studies, Pacifica Graduate Institute

MA Mythological Studies, Pacifica Graduate Institute

MA Social Ecology/Ecofeminism, Goddard College

BA Psychology + Women's Studies, West Chester University

Psychology, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil (transferred)

 

T E A C H I N G

Southern New Hampshire University, New Hampshire

Greenfield Community College, Massachusetts

Keene State College, New Hampshire

Community College of Vermont, Vermont

 

A W A R D S

Kore Award for Best Dissertation in Women & Mythology, Association for the Study of Women & Mythology, 2018.

 

P U B L I C A T I O N S

Regenerating the Feminine: Chronicling the Radical Impact of Emerging Patterns in Psyche, Culture & Ecology, Forthcoming, University Press of Mississippi.

Securely Attached: Brazilians & Their Black Madonnas, in Myths Shattered and Restored. Marion Dumond and Gayatri Devi, editors. Goddess Ink, 2016.

“From God Complex to Complex God/dess(es): A Gaian Cosmology, in Evolving God Images: Essays on Religion, Individuation, and Postmodern Spirituality, Patrick Mahaffey, editor. iUniverse, 2014.

Bricolage: Psyche’s Eco-Healing Agent. Depth Insights. Spring 2013. depthinsights.com.

 

P R E S E N T A T I O N S  

Regenerating the Feminine: Taking the Long View on Fear, Violence & Changing Culture.” Second Interdisciplinary Workshop Brazil-Germany: Historical Conflicts and Overcoming of Violence. Latin American Institute for Advanced Studies, Universidade Federal de Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. November 19-23, 2018.

"Wonder Women: The Radical Impact of Cinematic S/Heroes." North East Popular/American Culture Association Conference, Amherst, MA, October 27, 2017.

Re-Initiating Psyche: The Academy as Sisterhood.” Association of the Study of Women & Mythology Symposium, Philadelphia. Upcoming, March 25, 2017. 

“Reclaiming Isis from Daesh: From Traumatic Othering Toward Re/membering the Dark Feminine.” Association of the Study of Women & Mythology Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2016.

“#MagdaleneTrending: Healing the Compound Wasteland with Dynamic Creativity.” Association of the Study of Women & Mythology Symposium, Portland, Oregon, April 2015.

“Securely Attached: Brazilians and Their Black Madonnas.” Association of the Study of Women & Mythology Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 2013.

Within & Without: Current Movements in Women’s Spirituality. Film. Women’s Studies Conference, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, 1995.

 

C O U R S E S   T A U G H T

Popular Culture

Diversity

Perspectives in Interdisciplinary Studies

Women’s History

Women + Spirituality

Gender + the Environment

Introduction to Women’s + Gender Studies

Women of the Pioneer Valley

Invoking Eirene: Psychology of Peace + Conflict with Women’s History (Co-taught Learning Community)

Awakening to the Divine Feminine: Women + Spirituality with Western Religions (Co-taught Learning Community)

Interpersonal Communication

Organic Gardening

 

I N T E R N A T I O N A L   R E S E A R C H

Research Team, Seeking Libyan Amazons Archaeomythologically: Tunisian Diasporic Roots, Tunisia, 2005

Translator/Interpreter & Photographer, Lacandona: The Zapatistas and Rainforest of Chiapas, Film, 1996

 

S E R V I C E

Board of Directors, Association for the Study of Women & Mythology, 2016-Present

Conference Organizer, Association for the Study of Women & Mythology, 2014-Present

Alumni + Student Subcommittee, Diversity + Inclusion Council, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2014-Present

Walter Odajnyk Memorial Scholarship Committee, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2016-Present

Board of Directors + Facilitator, Making the Most of I, Brattleboro, Vermont, 1999-2010

National Board of Directors + International Exchange Leader, Children’s International Summer Villages (CISV), Madrid, Spain, 1995-1996

Organizer, Women’s Film Festival & Art Exhibit, Women’s Crisis Center, Brattleboro, VT, 1999-2001

 

A R T   E X I B I T I O N S

Artist, “Prayer of Londonderry.” Mixed Media. 7000 Acres: A Residents History of Londonderry Township, Street Road Artists Space & Gallery, Cochranville, PA, 2016

Collaborating Artist, “Sister Space,” with Sandra Duli. Art installation. Visions & Voices: Brattleboro Women’s Film Festival Art Exhibition. Hooker Dunham Theater & Gallery, Brattleboro, VT, 2000

Solo Exhibit, “Adventures in Anti-Thesis.” Collaborative Art Installation. Master’s Solo Thesis Exhibition, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT, 1997

Artist, Photography. Look for Us: The Art of Four Women, The Art Shop, West Chester, PA, 1995

Artist, Photography. Senior Art Exhibition, West Chester University, West Chester, PA, 1995

 

S U S T A I N A B I L I T Y

Green Design: Constructed straw bale home off the grid as featured in Serious Straw Bale by Michel Bergeron and Paul Lacinski (Chelsea Green, 2001).

 

E N T R E P R E N E U R

Founder and Educator, The Inside-Out-Stitute

Co-Owner, Mind Your Own Business, Brattleboro, VT

Co-Owner, Twilight Tea Lounge, Brattleboro, VT

Owner, Wizard English School, Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil

I N T E R V I E W S

Regenerating Magdalene: A Conversation with Kimberly Moore of Mother House of the Goddess, Mary Magdalene Mini Summit, 2017

Who Was Mary Magdalene: A Conversation with Annalisa Derr, 2018

 

The exile of the feminine in Western cultures--lasting for millennia--has had enormous traumatic impact.

Her return is regenerative and offers perhaps the most significant potential for change in our times.