About Me

'We don't see the world as it is, we see it as we are' - Anais Nin

I am a 4th generation Bay Area native, currently living in Santa Cruz. I have been teaching since 2001, and have been full-time at De Anza since 2005. I spent 12 years living in Taos, New Mexico, and 1 year as an International student in France. I speak French and Spanish - not perfectly, but well enough to communicate. I love working with the De Anza students. I want my classes to give students opportunities to know themselves more deeply, to learn in ways that are meaningful to them, and to discover and respect what they already know.

"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live." -Goethe

Classes I Teach

Summer 2020

10226HUMI 761ZThe Arts and the Human Spirit
01104HUMI 961ZIntroduction to Comparative Religion

Spring 2020

40099HUMI 11Creative Minds
41755HUMI 14Creative Minds
46870HUMI 1H1Creative Minds - HONORS
46871HUMI 1H4Creative Minds - HONORS
46588HUMI 91Introduction to Comparative Religion
46872HUMI 9H1Introduction to Comparative Religion - HONORS

Course Syllabi

Humi 1 - Creative Minds

Humi 9 - Comparative Religion

Humi 7 - Arts & the Human Spirit

Faculty Info

Lori Clinchard




F2 building (near L-Quad and cafeteria)


B.A. Political Sci & French 1988; M.A. Cultural Anthro California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) 2000; Ph.D. Humanities CIIS 2006

Office Hours

Spring 2018

M/T/W/Th 12:30-1:20


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