Bonnie Glass-Coffin

Cultural Anthropology

Professor, Director of Interfaith Leadership Certificate Program


Bonnie Glass-Coffin

Contact Information

Office Location: Old Main 245F
Phone: (435) 797-4064
Email: bonnie.glasscoffin@usu.edu
Additional Information:

Educational Background

Other, Interfaith Chaplaincy, St. Mark's Hospital and Episcopal Community Services, 2019
Other, Interfaith-Interspiritual Studies, All Paths Divnity School, 2017
Remember the Rituals: Feminist Liturgy in a Time of Great Turning
PhD, Anthropology, UCLA, 1992
Female Spirituality and Healing in Northern Peru
MA, Anthropology, UCLA, 1985
Health Care Decision Making in Trujillo, Peru
BA, Spanish Literature, (Anthropology Minor), Whitman College, 1980
Board Certified Chaplain, Association of Professional Chaplains, 2020
Ministerial affiliation, OneSpirit Interfaith Seminary, 2017
Ordination, All Paths Divinity School, 2015

Biography

Dr. Glass-Coffin's interests include both historical transformations and contemporary dynamics in Peruvian shamanism as well as the dynamics interfaith cooperation in higher education. She directs the Utah State University Interfaith Initiative and the Interfaith Leadership Certificate.

Teaching Interests

Cultural Anthropology, Peoples of Latin America, Ethnographic Methods, Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of Religion, Shamanism, Applied Anthropology, Interfaith Leadership, Experiential Pedagogies.

Research Interests

Religion and Anthropology, Interfaith Studies, Shamanism and Hospital Chaplaincy.

Awards

Ed Glatfelter Service Award (Nominated), 2016

CHaSS

Ed Glatfelter Service Award (Nominated), 2015

CHaSS

USU Diversity Award--Faculty Category, 2015

AA/EO

Last Lecture (Nominated), 2014

Utah State University

Last Lecture (Nominated), 2013

Utah State University

Franz Boas Global Citizenship Award, 2013

Center for a Public Anthropology

College of CHaSS Dean's Giraffe Award, 2012

College of CHaSS

Journal Article of the Year, 2011

Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness

Eleanor Roosevelt Global Citizenship Award, 2010

Center for a Public Anthropology

Certificate of Appreciation, 2010

Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

Fellow, 2005

Society for Applied Anthropology

Teacher of the Year, 2004

College of HASS- Utah State University

Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year, 2004

Utah Professor of the Year, 2004

CASE/Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Top Professor Award, 2003

USU Mortar Board

Top Professor Award, 1998

USU Mortar Board


Publications | Books

  • Glass-Coffin, B., Miro-Quesada, O., (2013). Lessons in Courage: Peruvian Shamanic Wisdom for Everyday Life. Rainbow Ridge Press *
  • Crapo, R., Glass-Coffin, B., (2005). Anonimo Mexicano. Utah State University Press
  • Glass-Coffin, B., Crapo, R., (2005). Anónimo Mexicano. Utah State University Press
  • Glass-Coffin, B., (1998). : The Gift of Life: Female Spirituality and Healing in Northern Peru. University of New Mexico Press
  • Glass-Coffin, B., (1998). The Gift of Life: Female Spirituality and Healing in Northern Peru. New Mexico Press

    Publications | Book Chapters

  • Anderson, E., Glass-Coffin, B., (2013). I Learn By Going: Autoethnographic Modes of Inquiry: Handbook of Autoethnography.
  • Glass-Coffin, B., (2009). La Mesa de Julia Calderón de Avila: Medicina Tradicional: Conocimiento Milenario . Trujillo: UNT/Museo de Arqueología

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Curriculum

  • Glass-Coffin, B., (2017). Speed-Faithing Engages Big Questions and Builds Bridges of Empathy and Connection. Religious Studies News *

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

In-House Journal

  • Clementz, J., Glass-Coffin, B., (2013). Post-Mortem Care Warfare: Can conflicts between Mandated Autopsies and Cultural Expectations for Post-Mortem Body Care be Resolved?. Further Perspectives: Anthropological Views of the World, 6, 27-36.

Professional Journal

Public or Trade Journal

  • Glass-Coffin, B., (2011). "The Academic and the Adept: An Anthropologist's Heart Cracks Open...". Sacred Fire Magazine, 15, 42-47.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | MultiMedia

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Other

Magazine/Trade Publications

  • Glass-Coffin, B., (2012). The Academic and the Adept: an Anthropologist’s Heart Cracks Open… . Sacred Fire Magazine *

Newspaper

Miscellaneous Extension

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Teaching

    ANTH, RELS 5195 - * Interfaith Leadership Practicum Experience, Spring 2021
    ANTH, RELS 1090 - Introduction to Interfaith Leadership, Spring 2021
    RELS, ANTH 1090 - Introduction to Interfaith Leadership, Fall 2020
    ANTH 5195 - * Interfaith Leadership Practicum Experience, Spring 2020
    ANTH, RELS 1090 - Introduction to Interfaith Leadership, Spring 2020
    ANTH 4130 - Introduction to Medical Anthropology, Spring 2020
    ANTH 5195 - * Interfaith Leadership Practicum Experience, Fall 2019
    ANTH, RELS 3165 - Bridging Religious Difference in Theory and Practice: an Introduction to Interfaith Leadership, Fall 2019
    ANTH 4170 - Ethnographic Methods in Anthropology, Fall 2019
    ANTH 5900 - Independent Studies, Fall 2019
    ANTH, RELS 1090 - Introduction to Interfaith Leadership, Fall 2019
    ANTH 5900 - Independent Studies, Summer 2019
    CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Spring 2019
    ANTH 5190 - Applied Anthropology Practicum, Spring 2019
    ANTH 1090 - Introduction to Interfaith Leadership, Spring 2019
    ANTH, RELS 3090 - Introduction to Shamanism: Shamanic Healing for Personal and Planetary Transformation, Spring 2019
    ANTH 5900 - Independent Studies, Fall 2018
    ANTH, RELS 1090 - Introduction to Interfaith Leadership, Fall 2018
    ANTH 4130 - Introduction to Medical Anthropology, Fall 2018
    RELS 4990 - Undergraduate Research Capstone, Fall 2018
    CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Spring 2018
    ANTH, RELS 3160 - Anthropology of Religion, Spring 2018
    ANTH 5900 - Independent Studies, Spring 2018
    CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Fall 2017
    ANTH 5900 - Independent Studies, Fall 2017
    ANTH 4130 - Introduction to Medical Anthropology, Fall 2017
    ANTH, RELS 3165, 4800 - Topics in Anthropology, Fall 2017
    CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Spring 2017
    ANTH 4990 - Contemporary Issues in Anthropology, Spring 2017
    ANTH 5900 - Independent Studies, Spring 2017
    CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Fall 2016
    ANTH 5190, 6190 - Applied Anthropology Practicum, Fall 2016
    ANTH 5900 - Independent Studies, Fall 2016
    ANTH 3130 - Peoples of Latin America, Fall 2016
    CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Spring 2016
    ANTH 5190 - Applied Anthropology Practicum, Spring 2016
    ANTH 4130 - Introduction to Medical Anthropology, Spring 2016
    ANTH, RELS 3090 - Introduction to Shamanism: Shamanic Healing for Personal and Planetary Transformation, Spring 2016
    ANTH 1099 - Resources in Anthropology at USU, Spring 2016
    CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Fall 2015
    ANTH 3160 - Anthropology of Religion, Fall 2015
    ANTH 1099 - Resources in Anthropology at USU, Fall 2015
    ANTH 5900 - Independent Studies, Summer 2015
    ANTH 4990 - Contemporary Issues in Anthropology, Spring 2015
    ANTH 5980 - Senior Project, Spring 2015
    CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Fall 2014
    ANTH 1010 - Cultural Anthropology, Fall 2014
    ANTH,RELS 3090 - Introduction to Shamanism: Shamanic Healing for Personal and Planetary Transformation, Fall 2014
    ANTH 1099 - Resources in Anthropology at USU, Fall 2014
    CHSS 4250 - Advanced Internship/Co-op, Fall 2013
    ANTH 3160 - Anthropology of Religion, Fall 2013
    ANTH 1010 - Cultural Anthropology, Fall 2013
    ANTH 5190 - Applied Anthropology Practicum, Summer 2013
    ANTH 3150 - Applied Anthropology Survey: History, Uses, Methods, and Careers, Spring 2013
    ANTH 4990 - Contemporary Issues in Anthropology, Spring 2013
    ANTH 4170,6170 - Ethnographic Methods in Anthropology, Spring 2013
    ANTH 5900 - Independent Studies, Fall 2012
    ANTH 3130 - Peoples of Latin America, Fall 2012
    RELS 4990 - Religious Studies Capstone, Fall 2012
    ANTH 1099 - Resources in Anthropology at USU, Fall 2012
    ANTH 5130,6130 - Ethnographic Field School, Summer 2012
    ANTH 5190 - Applied Anthropology Practicum, Spring 2012
    ANTH 6900 - Independent Studies, Spring 2012
    ANTH,RELS 3090 - Introduction to Shamanism: Shamanic Healing for Personal and Planetary Transformation, Spring 2012
    ANTH 3160 - Anthropology of Religion, Fall 2011
    ANTH 1010 - Cultural Anthropology, Fall 2011
    ANTH 3150 - APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY, Spring 2011
    ANTH 4990 - CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, Spring 2011
    ANTH 1010 - Cultural Anthropology, Fall 2010
    RELS 4930 - Directed Readings, Fall 2010
    ANTH 3130 - Peoples of Latin America, Fall 2010

    Graduate Students Mentored

    Candice Cravens, Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology 2014
    Britt MacNamara, Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology - December 2013
    Zachary Revene, Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology, August 2008 - August 2012