Kythe Heller is a doctoral candidate (ThD) at Harvard University in Comparative Studies, with a secondary field in Critical Media Practice. She is also a poet and multimedia artist. Her scholarly interests range from sensory ethnography, new media, intersections of contemporary arts and religion, human rights, and philosophy of religion to contemporary alternative religious practices and theologies. Recent publications include poetry and essays in Tricycle, The American Poetry Review, POOL, The Alaska Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, CULT/URE, and chapters forthcoming in Quo Anima: innovation and spirituality in contemporary poetry, edited by Elizabeth Robinson, and White Light: Receptions of Arvo Part in Media, Culture and Politics (Cambridge UP). Recent film and multimedia work has been presented at Bard College, SEEDS Festival/Earthdance, Sonoma State University, WAXworks (NYC), BAX (NYC), Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and in various collaborations and street performances in NYC and elsewhere. She is a recipient of grants and fellowships from Harvard University, The MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and the Laurels Foundation/PSU; she also teaches in the Language and Thinking Program at Bard College.