Alef Trust - Anne Huffman

Anne Maija Huffman, PhD




Anne Huffman, PhD is an associate professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Anne holds a doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University, formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, specializing in spiritual guidance, thanatology, generational research, and transformative teaching and learning.

Anne’s teaching and research interests include qualitative research methods, transpersonal studies, spirituality, transformative teaching and learning, LGBT studies, thanatology, and generational research.  She teaches both online and in-person. She has a passion for online education, lifelong learning, and deep inquiry especially from a qualitative research approach.

She co-authored the book chapter entitled Feminist and Cultural Contributions in Transpersonal Psychology in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology and authored a book chapter, A Constructed Category: Baby Boomers Navigating Aging Through Spirituality and the Media in Practical Spiritualties in a Media Age.

Research interests

Anne’s academic interests include qualitative research methods with an emphasis on feminist, queer, and generational research and understanding how each generation understands and moves through the world and the impact it has on other generations. Anne has a feminist stance and uses narrative research, intuitive inquiry, and organic inquiry to explore ideas, experiences and the world around her. Sharing her love of research with others is something that is important to her.

Key publications

Huffman, A. (2015). A constructed category: Baby Boomers navigating aging through spirituality and the media. In M. Emerich & C. Coats (Eds.), Practical Spiritualties in a Media Age (pp. 171-187). Bloomsbury Academic.

Brooks, C., Ford, K., & Huffman, A. (2013). Feminist and cultural contributions to transpersonal psychology.  In H. L. Friedman & G. Hartelius (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology (pp. 612-625). Wiley-Blackwell.

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