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Dina Hartzell, Ph.D.

DIna Hartzell

Department of Human Sciences
Associate Professor


Ph.D. in Mythological Studies, Pacifica Graduate Institute
MA in Mythological Studies, Pacifica Graduate Institute
BA in English, Portland State University, cum laude
BA in French, Portland State University

Classes Taught

Methods of Interdisciplinary Inquiry
Relationship with the Environment
Depth Psychology and Soul in the World
Myth and Meaning
Joseph Campbell: Ideas and Influence
Chronicles of Culture
Myth and Dream
Indigenous Ecologies


Dina Hartzell's research and teaching are centered on interdisciplinary questions about the roles of mythology and human-other relationships in the interface between nature and culture. Her professional associations include the Association for Integrative Studies, the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, and the Society for Human Ecology. She served as area chair for Interdisciplinary Studies at the SW regional conference of the PCA/ACA in 2009 and 2010, and in 2012 served in a consultative role at Northern New Mexico College for their newly launched BA of Integrated Studies.

At Marylhurst, Hartzell serves on the Faculty Policies and Practices Committee, co-chaired the Sustainability Advisory Council from 2010 to 2012, and currently leads its Curriculum Team.


Identity Shifts: Mythology and the Relativization of Self and Other. Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 2011.

Maps and Territories: Some Epistemological Functions of Myth. SW Texas Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2010.

Now That We Are Modern, Where Is Myth? SW Texas Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2009.

Violations and Restorations of Myth and Place. Integrative Thinking for Complex Futures: Creating Resiliency in Human-Nature Systems, XVI International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology. Huxley college of the Environment, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, 2008.

Native Hearing, Native Speech: Sounding the Stolen Voices of Place. Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2008.

Echo's Logos: Nature, Myths, and the Cultural Psychology of Belonging. Psychology-Ecology-Sustainability Conference, NWEI & Lewis and Clark College, 2007.

Prolegomena for an Eco-Mythology. Nature and Human Nature Conference, Foundation for Mythological Studies, 2007.

Psychology and Mythology of Courtly Love. Lecture. French Literature in Translation course. Professor Klaus Engelhardt. Lewis and Clark College, 2002 & 2004; Portland State University, 2006 & 2007.

A Moving Experience: On the Relationship between Immanence and Motion. Lecture. Theosophical Society, Portland, OR, 1999.

Occitan Culture, Music and Dance. Lecture. Ethnic Minorities in France course. Professor Klaus Engelhardt, Lewis and Clark College, 1981 & 1982.


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