Dr. Chris Kai-Jones has previously taught courses at Cornell on religion and politics in the United States, trauma and violence, modern East Asian history, community food systems, and dialoguing across differences. He has also researched and taught at London, Osaka and Tokyo universities, worked in gender and sexuality studies, and researched cults and new religions in Japan after the Tokyo sarin gas attack. He currently oversees a number of programs at Cornell Cooperative Extension ranging from food systems to parenting to health equity to supporting the incarcerated. At the same time, he works for a clinical non-profit organization as a NYS licensed psychotherapist. Chris is happy to talk about pretty much anything, especially if it's academic, or community-oriented, or therapeutic.
Chris lives with his partner in a blended family with 3 teenagers. He has two dragons (bearded), a cat, and a developing relationship with two dogs who live next door