Aryana F. Bates MLS, PhD

Interim Dean, Library, eLearning, TLC

About Me

Departmental Affiliations

Personal Statement

My door is open. Feel free to contact me any time.

Curriculum Vitae


2004  MLS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
2001  PhD w. Distinction, Ethics and Anthropology of Religion, Drew University
1995  MA, Women’s Studies in Religion, Claremont University
1990  BA w. Commendation for Excellence, Religion, Reed College

Professional Experience

Sept. 2008-March 2017 Faculty Reference Librarian, North Seattle College, Seattle, WA

January 2009-March 2017 PT Moonlight Instructor, Everett Community College, Everett, WA

Sept. 2005-June 2008  Faculty Reference Librarian, Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA

Spring Quarter 2006- April 2008  Moonlight Instructor, Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA, AND Everett Community College, Everett, WA

April 2004-June 2005  Senior Librarian, History and Social Sciences Collection, Mid-Manhattan Library, New York Public Library, NY

1996-2004  Adjunct Professor, Multiple Colleges and Universities, NJ

2002-2003  Interim Assistant Director/Adjunct Professor, Women’s Studies, Drew University, Madison, NJ


“African American Religion and Spirituality”, “Women’s Studies and Feminist Studies”, “Race and Racism” in Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America.  Ed. Marc Stein.  Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2004.

“Creating religious community through a critical lens:  African American lesbians reflect on spirituality, religion, ethics, and their church” in Gay Religion: Innovation and Continuity in Spiritual Practice.  Eds. Edward Gray and Scott Thumma.  Alta Mira Press, 2004.

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