Alex Barksdale (they/them) is a PhD candidate in Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Arizona. They have a BA in the Study of Gender, Women, and Sexuality as well as a BA in Anthropology from Rice University.
Alex is an Instructor of all 3 courses of SBS 301: The Mindful Semester and enjoys sharing the tools of mindfulness and contemplative pedagogy with undergraduate students. Mindfulness and in particular compassion meditation has made a profound impact in their life. Beyond their personal practice, Alex is interested in the intersections of mindfulness, compassion, and social transformation.