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Jessamine Dana, Ph.D.


Jessamine Dana, Ph.D.,

Jessamine Dana is an anthropologist and writer. She holds a Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Oxford, England. Her dissertation, completed in 2012, analyses the development of Muktinath, a Hindu, Buddhist, and Bönpo pilgrimage site in the Nepalese Himalayas. Jessamine has led projects within technology, heritage conservation, and gerontology; working for organizations such as Intel Corporation, the National University of Galway, and the United Nations Education, Science, and Culture Organization, Kathmandu. Having returned to her native U.S.A., she makes her home in Austin, Texas, and is an elder member of the Kalpulli Teocalli Ollin, NM. Jessamine is the founder and director of the Woman and the Owl Project, a research and support organization focusing on the development of women spiritual leaders in “new” and “native” traditions. jdana@cherryhillseminary.org

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