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TESP 4 Christian Traditions
RSOC 63 Psychology of Religion
RSOC 70 Women in the Biblical Traditions
RSOC 110 Religion and Film
TESP 131 Feminist Theology
Diane Jonte-Pace, Ph.D.
Professor, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Dr. Jonte-Pace was raised in Northern California. She recalls an interest in the "big questions" from an early age: why do we humans do what we do, believe what we believe, feel what we feel? As a college student at the University of California-Santa Cruz, she was drawn to anthropology, philosophy, classics, psychology, and gender studies. Although it wasn't possible to study them all, a double major in psychology and religious studies provided a unified yet flexible framework for asking the "big questions." Whether she was reading Dante's Purgatorio, the Gnostic Gospel of Philip, Julian's mystical Showings, or Sigmund Freud's Moses and Monotheism, she could pose questions integrating history, culture, and psyche.
Dr. Jonte-Pace went on to attend the C. G. Jung Institute in Zürich, Switzerland from 1973-1974 as a non-matriculated student, and then earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Divinity School in Religion and Psychological Studies (1975, 1983). She has been at Santa Clara University since 1988, and currently serves the faculty as Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.
* Professor, Religious Studies Department, Santa Clara University
* Associate Professor, Religious Studies Department, Santa Clara University
* Assistant Professor, Religious Studies Department, Santa Clara University
* Visiting Assistant Professor/Adjunct Assistant Professor, Religious Studies Department, Santa Clara University
* Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program in the Study of Consciousness, John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, CA
* Psychology of religion
* Psychoanalysis and culture
* Feminist theory and the study of religion
* Gender, religion and psychology
* Faculty development
* Pedagogical issues in higher education
Editor, Morning Religion. University of Virginia Press, 2008.
Editor, Teaching Freud in Religious Studies, AAR Teaching Religious Studies Series. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Speaking the Unspeakable: Religion, Misogyny, and the Uncanny Mother in Freud's Cultural Texts. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.
Psychoanalysis, Colonialism, and Modernity, Religious Studies Review, 2006: 1 - 4.
"Psychology and Religion: The Purist's Map: A Response to Peter Connolly."Religion (2002).
"Legitimation of Hatred or Inversion into Love: Religion in Kristeva's Re-Reading of Freud." Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 10 (1999) 17-35.
"In Defense of an Unfriendly Freud: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Theology." Pastoral Psychology 47 (3 1999) 175-182.
"The Psychoanalyst and the Exorcist: Perspectives on Psychology and Religion." Explore (Bannan Institute, Santa Clara University) 2 (2 1999) 4-11.
"New Directions in Feminist Psychology of Religion: An Introduction." Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 13 (1 1997) 63-74.
"At Home in the Uncanny: Freudian Representations of Death, Mothers, and the Afterlife." Journal of the American Academy of Religion 64 (1 1996) 61-88.
"Augustine on the Couch: Psychohistorical (Mis)Readings of the Confessions." Religion 23 (1993) 71-84.
"Psychoanalysis after Feminism," Religious Studies Review 19 (2 1993) 110-15.
Tracking the Emotion in the Stone: An Essay on Psychoanalysis and Architecture, co-authored with Peter Homans, The Annual of Psychoanalysis, 2006.
Mourning Religion, co-edited with Bill Parsons and Susan Henking, University of Virginia Press, forthcoming 2008
Co-edited with William B. Parsons. Religion and Psychology: Mapping the Terrain. London: Routledge, 2001.
Chapters in Books
Foreword to Freud and Faith: Living in the Tension, by Kirk Bingaman. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2003.
"The Impact of Women's Studies on the Psychology of Religion: Feminist Critique, Gender Analysis, and the Inclusion of Women." In Methodology in Religious Studies: The Interface with Women's Studies (ed. Arvind Sharma; McGill Studies in the History of Religions; Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2002).
"Turning Away at the Navel of the Dream: Religion and the Body of the Mother at the Beginning of the End of Interpretation." In The Interpretation of Dreaming: A Reader in the Study of Dreams (ed. Kelly Bulkeley; New York, NY: Palgrave, 2001).
"Analysts, Critics, and Inclusivists: Feminist Voices in the Psychology of Religion." In Mapping Religion and Psychological Studies (ed. Diane Jonte-Pace and William Parsons; New York: Routledge, 2001).
"The Swami and the Rorschach: Spiritual Practice, Religious Experience, and Perception." In The Innate Capacity: Mysticism, Psychology, and Philosophy (ed. Robert Forman; New York: Oxford University Press, 1998) 137-60.
"Julia Kristeva and the Psychoanalytic Study of Religion: Rethinking Freud's Cultural Texts." In Religion, Society, and Psychoanalysis: Readings in Contemporary Theory (ed. Janet Jacobs and Donald Capps; Westview Press, 1997) 240-68.
"Situating Kristeva Differently: Psychoanalytic Readings of Woman and Religion." In Body/Text in Julia Kristeva: Woman, Religion, Psychoanalysis (ed. D. Crownfield; Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1992) 1-22.
"Maternal Absence, Castration and the End of the World: A Freudian Reading of the Notion of Self as Endangered Species." In The Endangered Self (ed. D. Capps and R. Fenn; Monograph 2; Princeton, NJ: Center for Religion, Self, and Society, 1992) 115-28.
"The Swami and the Rorschach: Projective Tests and Spiritual Disciplines," in The Innate Capacity: Mysticism, Psychology and Philosophy (ed. Robert K. C. Forman; Oxford University Press, 1997) 137-160.
"Psychology of Religion." In Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion (ed. Serenity Young; New York: Macmillan, 1999) 2.814-17.
"Kelly Bulkeley, Transforming Dreams: Learning Spiritual Lessons from the Dreams You Never Forget
(Indianapolis: John Wiley and Sons, 2000)." Pastoral Psychology, forthcoming.
Numerous book reviews and booknotes in Religious Studies Review, occasional book reviews in Journal for the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Pastoral Psychology, Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, International Journal for hte Psychology of Religion, and Journal of Religion.
"I Go With You Down": Reflections on the Dialogue Between Theology and Psychology, American Academy of Religion, November 2007.
Julia Kristeva and the Psychoanalytic Study of Religion: Re-reading "Mourning and Melancholia," Conference on Mourning and Religion, Martin Marty Center, University of Chicago, October 2007.
Mourning and Religion: Introductory Remarks, Conference on Mourning and Religion, Martin Marty Center, University of Chicago, October 2007.
Kristeva, Religion, and Psychoanalysis, Conference on Psychoanalysis and Religion, University of Amsterdam, July 2007. When Throne and Altar are in Danger: Freud and Religion, Mourning and Modernity, New Directions in Psychoanalysis, Washington DC, October 2003.
Returning to What Freud Repressed: A Methodological Inquiry, (For conference on The Return of the Repressed: Working Through Freud in Religious Studies), Rice University, December 2003.
"Freud and Feminism: Reflections on Modernity and Melancholia." Paper presented at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, January 2003.
"Amnesias and Ideologies in the Psychology of Religion." Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, November 2002.
"Kelly Bulkeley's Transforming Dreams: A Response." Presented at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, May 2001.
"Response to comments on co-edited volume, Religion and Psychology: Mapping the Terrain." Presented at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, May 2001.
"Turning Aside at the Navel of the Dream: Feminist Reflections on Freud's Dream Book." Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 1999.
"Critical Junctures in Religion and Psychological Studies." Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 1997.
"Psychology in Transition: A Response to Jim Jones." Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 1997.
"Julia Kristeva and the Psychology of Religion." Paper presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 1997.
"The Plight and Promise of Contemporary Psychoanalysis: A Response." Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 1995.
"New Directions in Feminist Psychology of Religion." Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 1993.
Awards & Grants
2003 Received the Joseph Bayma SJ Award for Scholarship, College of Arts and Sciences, SCU
2003 Received the Sisterhood is Powerful Award, Program for Study of Women & Gender, SCU
2004 Nominated for (but did not receive) the Bier Award of APA Division 36, the Psychology of Religion section of the American Psychological Association
Bannan Institute Dialogue and Design Grant, "Conversations on Psychology and Religion," with Teri Quatman, Michael Weiler, S.J., and Sonny Manuel, S.J., Santa Clara University, 1999-2001.
Thomas Terry Grant, "Teaching Film and Religion," with Paul Fitzgerald, S.J., Santa Clara University, 1999-2000.
Presidential Research Grant, "Teaching Freud in Religious Studies," Santa Clara University, 1997-1998.
Paul Locatelli Junior Faculty Fellowship, "Freud, Religion, and Secularism: A New Perspective on Psychoanalysis, Gender, and Culture," Santa Clara University, 1994.
Presidential Research Grant, "Women's Studies and the Psychology of Religion," Santa Clara University, 1993-1994.
* American Academy of Religion
* Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society
* Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
* American Association of Higher Education
* American Association of University Professors
* Professional and Organizational Development
2001 – 2005 served as Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development
2006 – 2007 served as Associate Provost for Faculty Development
2007 – Present served as Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development, Santa Clara University, 2001-2004.
Chair, Editorial Board, Religious Studies Review, 1995-present.
Member, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Steering Committee, Santa Clara University, 1991-1992, 1999-2002.
Interim Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Santa Clara University, Fall 2000.
Member, University Coordinating Committee, Santa Clara University, 1999-2002, Chair 2000-2001.
Member, College Rank and Tenure Committee, Santa Clara University, 1997-2000, Chair 1999-2000.
Member, Sabbatical Application Review Committee, Santa Clara University, 1999.
Member, Conference Organizing Committee, Women in Catholic Higher Education, Santa Clara University, 1999.
Member, Undergraduate Learning Outcomes Committee, Santa Clara University, 1999.
Member, Core Committee on the Religious Studies Requirement, Santa Clara University, 1993-1995, 1997-2002.
Regional Unit Chair, Person, Culture and Religion Group, American Academy of Religion, 1993-1996.
Unit Chair, Psychology of Religion Subsection of the Religion and Social Science Section, American Academy of Religion, 1992-1998.
Women's Faculty Group, Santa Clara University, 1989-present, co-chair 1993-1994.
Women's Studies Program Advisory Board, Santa Clara University, 1988-1993, 1997-1999.
Faculty Reading Group in Critical Theory, Santa Clara University, 1988-present, co-director 1990-present.