Alka Arora, PhD is a Core Faculty member of the Women’s Spirituality program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She holds a PhD in Women Studies from the University of Washington. Prior to joining the CIIS faculty, she served as director of the Women’s Center at UC Santa Barbara. Dr. Arora’s current teaching and research interests include multicultural feminist theory, spiritual activism, Buddhism, animal ethics, and integral feminist pedagogy. Alka is a certified facilitator of Gender Equity and Reconciliation International.