BA Mills College
MA University of Arkansas
MA Columbia College
PhD University of Texas, Dallas

Department of the Arts

After two interdisciplinary MA degrees, I pursued my PhD in Aesthetic Studies, with a focus on both art and religion. I teach writing, humanities, and film and art appreciation at the Art Institute of Dallas and two community colleges, as well as serving as an instructor for the Wilmette Institute. I have published essays, fiction, poetry, and biography and recently created a publishing avenue, Nine Petal Press. With my husband Tim Perry, I created the documentary film, “Luminous Journey: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in America, 1912” and am now working on “‘Abdu’l-Bahá in France” as well as a book about poet Roger White and a children’s book contrasting God-made aspects with those that are human-made. Among my favorite research subjects are ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s travels; Sarah Farmer and Green Acre history; women and peace; intercultural understanding; and the arts. I serve on a Film Festival organizing team and sponsor an international dinner and film series through the Museum of International Cultures.

Luminous Journey website
Listen to Anne’s interview on ‘A Bahá’í Perspective’ podcast


Anne Gordon Perry


‘Abdu’l-Bahá: His Life and Ministry, Equality of Women and Men: Application in Public and Private Life, Ministry of Shoghi Effendi, The Arts and Community Building, The Bahá’í Faith and the Arts

Lecture Topics

An Overview of Baha’i History and Teachings
‘Abdu’l-Bahá and His Travels
Harlem Renaissance: Precursor to the Civil Rights Movement
Women and World Peace
‘Abdu’l-Bahá: A Shining Example to Humankind
Film as a Catalyst for Social Change
Art & Religion