PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: "Virulence and Digital Culture." Chair: Francois Debrix. Defended April 2016.current position: Instructor, Department of Philosophy, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC.

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: "Imagination Movers: The Construction of Conservative Counter-Narratives in Reaction to Consensus Liberalism." Chair: Francois Debrix. Defended February 2014. current position: Instructor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Radford University.

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: "Violent Actors and Embedded Power: An Analysis of the Roles Played by Jamaican Dons in Garrison Communities: A Case Study of Brown Villa, Jamaica." Chair: Max Stephenson. Defended: November 2012. Current position: Assistant Professor (tenure - track) in International Relations and Comparative Politics in the Department of Political Science and Policy Studies, Elon University.

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: "Techniques of Listening and Acoustic Orders". Chair: Joseph C. Pitt. Defended December 2010. Current Positions: Belmont University, School of Social Sciences; CEO, Artiphon.

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: Human Capabilities and Collectivist Justice, Chair: Joseph C. Pitt. Defended May 2017.

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: Performing Bantu: Narrative Constructions of Identity in Diaspora, Chair: Katrina Powell. Defended February 2017. Current position: Assistant Provost for Diversity Education and Programs, Inclusion and Diversity, Virginia Tech.

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: "Brown Skin, White Dreams: Pigmentocracy in India". Chair: Brett Shadle. Defended April 2015. Current positions: Adjunct Instructor in the Religion and Culture and the Communication Departments, Virginia Tech.

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: "The Political Economy of Transpositions: A Study of the Eurozone Crisis." Chair: Tim Luke. Defended March 2016. Current position: Visiting Simpson Scholar, Department of Political Science, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: "Martyrs at the Hearth: The Social-Religious Roles of Resistance Women During Nazi Germany." Chair: Brian Britt. Defended: May 2014. Current position: Professor of German, Salem High School, Salem, VA; Children's books author.

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: "Realms of Remembered Violence: The Emergence of Mass Murder Memorials in the United States, 1986-2012." Chair: Marian Mollin. Defended October 2014. Current position: Lecturer (long-term appointment) in the Masters of Humanities/Masters of Social Science Program (MHMSS) and Director of the Social Justice Program at the University of Colorado-Denver.​

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: "Circuits of Power in Alabama's Immigration Politics: Labor Justice and Corporate Social Responsibility" Chair: Barbara Ellen Smith. Defended October 2015. Current position: Instructor in the Department of History at VT.

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: "Marriage, the Family, and Security in Israel: The Paradox of the Liberal State." Chair: Scott Nelson. Defended April 2016. Current Position: Visiting Faculty, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Roanoke College, Salem, VA.

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: "Democratic Justice for Brazilians with Impairments." Chair: Max Stephenson. Defended: March 2013. Current position: Senior Project Associate, Institute for Policy and Governance, Virginia Tech; Independent NGO Consultant.

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: "Market Challenges to Democracy: The Political Economy of Hyman Minsky." Chair: Timothy W. Luke. Defended July 2012. Current position: Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the Department of Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies at Arizona State University.

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: "Governing Nature, Sustaining Degradation: An Eco-Governmental Critique of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster". Co-chairs: Tim Luke and Francois Debrix. Defended August 2015. Current position: Post-Doctoral Research Associate with the Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience (GFURR), Virginia Tech..

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: "We who make one another: Liberatory solidarity as relational". Chair: Brian Britt. Defended: February 2015. Current position: Director of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives, Graduate School, Virginia Tech; and Visiting Assistant Professor of Government and International Affairs, Virginia Tech.

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: “Crisis Thought.” Chair: Francois Debrix. Committee Members: Timothy W. Luke, Patricia Mooney Nickel, and Scott G. Nelson." Defended October 2016. Current position: Instructor, Department of Political Science, Radford University.

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: "Brazil Come to the Future: Living Time and Space in the International Order of Competition." Chair: Francois Debrix. Defended May 2016. Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor position in the Department of International Relations at the Federal University of Fluminense (Universidade Federal Fluminense, or UFF) in Brazil.

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: "Paved with Good Intentions: The Road to Racial Unity in the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia." Chair: Brian Britt. Defended April 2016. Current position: Associate Professor of English and Assistant Director of LCSR and Senior Symposium, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA.

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: "Making Mongols: Representations of Culture, Identity, and Resistance." Chair: Francois Debrix. Defended May 2016. Current position: Assistant Professor, Cook School of Intercultural Studies, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: The Language of Ethical Encounter: Levinas, Otherness, & Contemporary Poetry, Chair: Thomas Gardner. Defended June 2017. Current position: Instructor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Virginia Tech

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: "Worshiping Leadership: Morality, Revolutionary Values, And The Politics Of Magnicidio (Assassination) In The Case Of Camilo Torres And Fabio Vásquez With The ELN, Colombia 1963-1978". Chaired by: Timothy W. Luke. Defended April 2011. Current Position: Assistant Professor in the International Relations Program of the Department of Economics and Social Sciences at the Universidad de La Salle in Bogota, Colombia.

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: "An Experimental Hope: The Case for Emergent Pedagogy". Chairs: Ben Sax and Janell Watson. Defended August 2013. Current position: Director of First Year Experience at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: "Civic Tinkering in a Small City: Imaginaries and Intersections of Art, Place, and Marginality." Chair: Max O. Stephenson. Defended March 2012. Current position: Associate Director, Office of Economic Development, Virginia Tech.

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation title: "A Postcolonial Inquiry of Women's Political Agency in Aceh, Indonesia: Towards a Muslim Feminist Approach?" Co-Chairs: Peter Schmitthenner and Rachel Scott. Defended August 2012. Current position: Instructor, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: "Assessing the Boundaries of Participatory Democracy within an Emancipatory Political Framework: The Case of Parish Development Committees in Jamaica". Chairs: Craig Brians, Max Stephenson. Defended May 2015. Current position: Ministry of Security, Government of Jamaica.

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: "Rethinking Uncertainty: Spinoza and Hume on Shaping Uncertain Secular Futures". Chair: Joseph C. Pitt. Defended October 2014. Current position: Assistant Professional Faculty Member, Department of Political Science, Texas A & M International, in Laredo, TX.

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PH.D. IN THE ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHICAL, AND CULTURAL THOUGHT

Dissertation Title: Passing: Intersections of Race, Gender, Sexuality and Class, Chair: David Brunsma. Defended May 2017. Current position: University Core Instructor, Radford University.

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