Saint Martin's University

Teresa Marbut

Teresa Marbut

Title and discipline: senior lecturer II, women's studies

Contact information
Office location: Old Main 416
Phone: 360-412-6109
Email: tmarbut@stmartin.edu

Areas of specialization: introduction to women's studies; feminist theory and practice; women, spirituality, and world religions; postcolonial theory and theology; Luce Irigaray and the politics of sexuate difference; women, food, and freedom; Jane Austen and the romantics: gender and class in the 19th century.


Teresa is a devoted wife and mother. She serves as a part of the adjunct faculty in women's studies at SMU while also teaching philosophy at Pierce Community College. Teresa is an organic whole foods activist studying traditional diets and sacred modalities in eating.


Select publications: Honey Cakes: Women's Sacred Journey with Food (2014, Common Ground Publishing)

Areas of interest (professional / personal): Teresa teaches courses in food justice and holistic eating practices across Washington State.

She and other faculty in the women's studies program are working with the Daraja Academy in developing learning opportunities for students at SMU and students at Daraja in Kenya. SMU women's studies students are also engaged in service learning opportunities and fundraising activities to support one student per year at Daraja. For more information, please visit the Daraja website.

Education: B.A., Saint Martin's University; M.A.; George Fox University; Ph.D. candidate, California Institute of Integral Studies

Blog: Honey Cakes & History