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BFA, University of Oregon, 1972
MFA, University of Oregon, 1977
PhD, Harvard University, 1991 MTS, Harvard Divinity School, 1986
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Deborah Haynes

Emeritus Professor, Art History

Before coming to CU-Boulder, Deborah was Director of Women’s Studies at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.

With an M.F.A. degree from the University of Oregon and Ph.D. from Harvard University, she is the author of two books published by Cambridge University Press, Bakhtin and the Visual Arts(1995) and Vocation of the Artist (1997), as well as Art Lessons: Meditations on the Creative Life (Westview, 2003). Haynes also edited Opening our Moral Eye (Lindisfarne, 1996), a book of M. C. Richards’ last talks and essays; and was a consulting editor for The Subjective Eye (Wipf and Stock, 2006). She has published numerous articles and reviews in the last 17 years. Her latest book, Book of [THIS] Place: Spirituality, Art, and the Land, reflects the integration of her scholarly and creative work, which includes drawing and writing in marble.

Deborah has practiced yoga for more than 30 years, and has experience in Zen, Vipassana, and Tibetan Buddhist meditation traditions. After helping to care for several friends who died, during 2007-08 she completed training to serve as a hospice volunteer.

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