Kathryn is an award-winning educator, recognized by the City and County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the San Francisco Legislative Assembly for her commitment to youth empowerment and civic engagement through education. She has facilitated interdisciplinary art, media, and writing workshops at cultural institutions in San Francisco, NYC, Buffalo and Berlin, and has led youth mentorship and empowerment programs in the Bay Area, Western New York, and New York City. From 2011 to 2016, Kathryn taught undergraduate level Humanities courses as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Humanities and Philosophy at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California.
Kathryn is a visual artist and musician. Her work has been recently featured in the Crossroads Film Festival (SFMoMA), and at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICALive!), among other venues in the United States, Europe, and Russia. Kathryn holds an MFA in interdisciplinary studio practice from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, an MA in Intercultural Humanities focusing on the history and theory of contemporary art from Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany, and a BFA in photography from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Learn more about her collaborative and solo work by visiting newwildernesssociety.org and oneplusoneplustwo.com.
Dr. Joshua Levi Ian Gentzke
"As a scholar, instructor, musician, and writer, I am equally passionate about the creative and the critical imagination—the coordinates that orient my work."
Joshua holds a Ph.D. in modern religious thought, ethics, and philosophy from Stanford University; M.A.s in religious studies from the University of Amsterdam and Stanford University; and a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies from SUNY at Buffalo. Joshua's work has been supported by the Fulbright Scholar Program, the HSP Huygens Scholarship Program, the Freie Universität Berlin, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He has published, taught, and lectured extensively on the intersections between religion, philosophy, and art.
Alongside his academic activities, Joshua is the primary songwriter for the alternative Americana project Lux Interna and an author of both creative fiction and poetry. He is currently working on an experimental novel that pairs text with sound and a series of immersive, multimedia installations. Learn more about Joshua's work at joshualeviian.com.