Gilmore, Lee

Gilmore, Lee

Lecturer AY-B, Humanities



Office Hours

I live in Oregon & teach online only. Available by appointment via phone, Skype, or WebEx.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Graduate Theological Union, 2005
  • Master of Arts, California Institute of Integral Studies, 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts, San Francisco State University, 1993


Lee Gilmore specializes in the study of ritual and new religious movements. The author of Theater in a Crowded Fire: Ritual and Spirituality at Burning Man (University of California Press, 2010), her other publications include AfterBurn: Reflections on Burning Man (University of New Mexico Press, 2005), co-edited with Mark Van Proyen. She previously taught in the Religion & Anthropology departments at California State University, Northridge, and finished her PhD in Cultural & Historical Studies of Religions at the Graduate Theological Union in 2005.