Anna Czarnik-Neimeyer Curriculum Vitae

website: bridgebuilderconsulting.com

public figure page: annaczarnikneimeyer.wordpress.com

social: @ACNjustice (twitter & IG) + www.facebook.com/AnnaCNjustice

CURRENT POSITION

Founder/ CEO, Bridgebuilder Consulting

Everyday Religious Response Editor, Religious Response

EDUCATION

  • M.A. Liberal Studies, St. Norbert College, 2017
    • Thesis: “Enriching Brave Space: Interdisciplinary Theory for an Emerging Justice Education Framework”
  • B.A. Communication and Media Studies, Minor in German, Emphases in Women’s and Gender Studies & Religious Studies, St. Norbert College, 2011
    • Awarded Summa Cum Laude & departmental honors

RESIDENCIES

Scholar in Residence, bell hooks Institute, Berea College, Kentucky, April 2017

Visiting International Faculty, Lincoln Community School, Accra, Ghana, March 2017

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Full-Time Positions:

  • Assistant Director, St. Norbert College Cassandra Voss Center, WI, July 2013- December 2016
  • National Programs Coordinator, Holden Village, WA, 2012-2013
  • Youth Program Head, Holden Village, WA, 2012

National Roles: United States

  • Founding Board Member, bell hooks Institute, Berea College, Kentucky, 2015-2017
  • Blogger, Teaching Tolerance, Southern Poverty Law Center, 2015
  • Invited Consultant, Diversity & Women’s Center East Coast Regional Meeting, December 2015
  • Advisor, “Sister Center Partnership: bell hooks Institute/ Cassandra Voss Center,” 2014-2017
  • Solicited Article Reviewer, Journal for the Study of Peace and Conflict, November, 2013
  • Project Founder, “A Mountain Education: Space for Experiential Learning” Educational Theory and Praxis Initiative, Holden Village, WA, 2012
  • Volunteer, Christian Appalachian Project, Lancaster, KY, March 2009

Regional Roles: Midwestern United States

  • Founding Consultant/Presenter, Safe Space Ally Training, St. Norbert College, WI, 2015-2016
  • Committee For Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Women’s Subcommittee, St. Norbert College, WI, 2013-2016
  • Coordinator, Northeast Wisconsin OpEd Project Workshop, St. Norbert College, WI, 2015
  • Founding Consultant/Presenter, “SNC in 3D” Bystander Intervention Training, St. Norbert College, WI, 2013-14
  • Consultant, Student Leadership Program Transitioning Project, Center for Leadership and Involvement, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012
  • Promotions and Retreats Co-Leader, Crossways Camping Ministries, WI, 2008-2012
  • Leadership Development Coordinator, Leadership Development, Service, and Engagement Office, St. Norbert College, WI,  2010-2011
  • Counselor, Crossways Camping Ministries, WI, 2008-2010
  • Midwest Campus Compact Citizen Scholar (AmeriCorps), Leadership Development, Service, and Engagement Office, St. Norbert College, WI, 2008-2009
  • Coordinator, Kids to Campus/Admission Possible Visit Day, St. Norbert College, April 2009
  • Assistant to Executive Secretary for VP of Enrollment and Communications, St. Norbert College, WI, 2008

International Roles:

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Nominee, Common Good Fellowship, 2017
  • Nominee, Wheat Ridge Ministries Emerging Leader Award, 2017
  • Recipient, National Women’s Studies Association, WCC Emerging Leader Award, August 2016
  • Recipient, MLK Jr. Beloved Community Social Justice Award, St. Norbert, April 2016
  • Nominee, highlighted piece in Teaching Tolerance Blog for Green Eyeshades journalism award, Society of Professional Journalists, March, 2016
  • Selected Participant, Parker J. Palmer’s Center for Courage & Renewal: Courage to Lead for Young Leaders & Activists, Atlanta, December 2015
  • Recipient, Communication Discipline Outstanding Scholar Award, St. Norbert College, 2011
  • Recipient, Voss Leadership Award, St. Norbert College, 2011
  • Recipient, Richard C. Rankin Legacy Award, St. Norbert College, 2011
  • Recipient, Norbertine Leadership and Service Award, St. Norbert College, 2008-2011
  • Recipient, Center for Community Service and Learning Heritage Service Recognition, St. Norbert College, 2010
  • Rath Distinguished Scholar, Wisconsin Foundation for Independent Colleges, 2010
  • Recipient, Henke Peace and Justice Award St. Norbert College, 2009
  • Recipient, Harry Meier Community Service Award, 2009

INVITED TALKS

  • “Brave + Radical: justice recipes for honest dialogue on power structures & racism,” Pacific Lutheran University, Washington, October 2017
  • “Brave Dialogue in Academia: Managing Risky Justice Conversations,” Pacific Lutheran University, Washington, October 2017
  • “In Remembrance of Me: Jesus’ Radical Communion,” First United Methodist Church Bellevue, Washington, October 2017
  • “Jesus/Justice: faithful tools for dismantling oppression & racism,” First United Methodist Church Bellevue, Washington, October 2017
  • “Intentional Solidarity: faith + justice,” bell hooks Institute, Berea College, Kentucky, April 2017
  • “Teaching Brave: courageous dialogue across difference on inclusion & diversity,” Lincoln Community School Faculty Training, Accra, Ghana, March 2017
  • “Jesus was an Activist” and other stories of faith + justice,” Emmaus Center for Spiritual Life & Vocation, St. Norbert College, November 2016
  • “Identity [think: race, gender, class, ability, sexuality…] in Community,” Holden Village, Washington, July 2016
  • “LGBTQ Ally Training for our Times,” Holden Village, Washington, July 2016
  • Panelist, OxFam International Women’s Day Event, March 2016
  • “Teaching Identity: experiential pedagogy for learning justice”, UW-Oshkosh Sociology Department, February 2016  
  • “Spy Glasses: Girls as Makers & Problem Solvers,” Keynote, Girls Leadership and Development Camp, St. Norbert, July 2015
  • “Transgression: Whose Booty is This?” panelist, bell hooks in Residence at the New School with Stephanie Troutman, Anna Czarnik-Neimeyer, and Lynee Denise, New York, New York, October, 2014
  • “Brave Box: Building Courage Among Girls,” Keynote, Girls Leadership and Development Camp, St. Norbert, July 2014
  • “Kind Machine: Transforming Girl World,” Keynote, Girl Scouts Northwestern Great Lakes Gala, Green Bay, March 2014
  • “Finding Kind,” Facilitator, Notre Dame Academy Film Screening, WI, February, 2014
  • “Gender: Ranking and Role-ing” Presenter, Howard Suamico Middle School, WI, November 2013
  • “Service as Ripple Effect,” Keynote, Notre Dame Academy Service Day, WI, March 2011

CONFERENCES

Presentations

  • “Safety Is a Myth: Critical Theory to Enrich *Brave* Social Justice Pedagogy,” National Women’s Studies Association, Baltimore, Maryland, Canada, November 2017
  • If we were brave…”: Managing Risk in Social Justice Training,” Association for Experiential Education, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, November 2017
  • Caucus Facilitator, LGBTQ Outdoor Summit, Seattle, WA, October 2017
  • Strategizing Masculinities: Masculinities Work As Decolonized Praxis,” National Women’s Studies Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, November 2016
  • “Just Teaching: Experiential Social Justice Pedagogy,” Association for Experiential Education International Conference, Minneapolis, MN, October 2016
  • “WMGS is SICK!: Hacking, Contagion, Virality, and Branding for the Field,” National Women’s Studies Association, Milwaukee, WI, November 2015
  • “Shelf Life- Wilderness to Workplace: Ending Prejudice through the International Human Library Organization,” Association for Experiential Education International Conference, Portland, OR, October 2015
  • Senior Vocation Panel, Office of Faith, Learning, & Vocation, St. Norbert College, WI, October 2015
  • “Who Wants to Talk about Privilege?” Mission & Student Affairs Professional Development Series, St. Norbert College, WI, December 2014
  • “WMGS@theCenter,” National Women’s Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November, 2014
  • “Nerd Glasses and Gender Ducks: Building [student] Staff Philosophy Using Experiential Education and Communication Theory,” Workshop & Poster, Association for Experiential Education International Conference, Chattanooga, TN, October 2014
  • “Gender Crisis: Relevance and Recruitment for Surviving and Thriving Gender Programs,” University of Wisconsin Women’s Studies & LGBTQ Conference, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, October, 2014
  • “Startup Culture and the Student Worker: Innovation at the Center,” University of Wisconsin Women’s Studies & LGBTQ Conference, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, October 2014
  • Presenter, “Cracking the Book: Incorporating Experiential Education Theory & Texts in New and Existing Programs,” Workshop, Association for Experiential Education International Conference, Denver, CO, October 2013
  • “A Mountain Education: Space for Experiential Learning,” Poster, Association for Experiential Education International Conference, Denver, CO, October 2013
  • “Multi-level Leadership Development Using Experiential Projects and the Leadership Identity Development (LID) Model,” Workshop, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Leadership Educators Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, December 2010
  • “Group Processing and Facilitation: Tailoring to your Org,” Workshop, Student Leadership Conference, St. Norbert College, WI, September 2010
  • “M3C AmeriCorps at St. Norbert College,” Midwest Service Leaders Conference, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, November 2008
  • “Student Leadership on Campus,” Wisconsin United Residence Hall Association Conference, St. Norbert COllege, February 2008

Participant

  • Wisconsin Women’s Studies & LGBTQ Conference, 2013
  • Association for Experiential Education International Conference, 2012
  • Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Conference, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, 2012

PUBLICATIONS

Blog: https://annaczarnikneimeyer.wordpress.com/blog/

Op-Eds:

TEACHING & COURSES

  • Webinar, “‘If We Were Brave’: Managing Risk in Social Justice Training,” Association for Experiential Education, 2017
  • Visiting International Faculty in Residence, Lincoln Community School, Accra, Ghana, March 2017
  • Guest Lecturer, Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies Course, St. Norbert College, WI, September 2016
  • Holden Village Teaching Faculty in Residence: “Identity, Community, Christianity, and Allyship,” 2016
  • Honors Tutorial: “Reading an Icon: bell hooks on Community, Race, and Sex,” St. Norbert College, WI, 2015
  • Honors Tutorial: “Crushed it! How to Rock a National Conference: National Women’s Studies Association,” St. Norbert College, WI, 2015
  • Guest Lecturer, Feminist Theory Course, St. Norbert College, WI, March 2015
  • Guest Lecturer, “Examining our Privilege: the Identity Grid,” Peer Leadership in Student Affairs Course, St. Norbert College, WI, January 2015
  • Honors Tutorial: “Super Black: Power and Identity through the Lens of Super Heroes,” St. Norbert College, WI, 2014

TEACHING AND PROGRAMMING INTERESTS

  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies; Experiential Education; Communication and Media studies; Race and Ethnic studies; outdoor ministry; organizational development; Christian ethics

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • National Women’s Studies Association
  • Association for Experiential Education
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