publications portfolio

Links to download or read online the publications mentioned in my bio are below. You can find a more complete list of my publications here.

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Metaphysics

A middle way: Process philosophy and critical communication inquiry”

“Conceiving change–understanding its process and how to create humane change–is the axis on which critical work turns. Process thought provides a relevant and useful philosophical context in which to address questions of change.”

“[T]he universe is, at bottom, a process of radically relational interpersonal communicative interaction.”

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Queer nuns:

Queering the (sacred) body politic: Considering the performative cultural politics of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence”

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence may help us to understand how it is possible…to use identity politically without the traps of identity politics. Identity politics have a general tendency to limit and fix both the political ground on which groups stand and the subjectivities presupposed by the identities claimed in the name of political action. …The Sisters use identity in their politics precisely by unfixing–from the norms established in various sociopolitical contexts–both the subjectivities they embody and the political ground they occupy.”

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Happy Cows

Constructing consumables and consent: A critical analysis of factory farm industry discourse”

“When nature and animals are viewed as resources, languaged as commodities, and treated as objects, advertising campaigns–that function to supplant that actuality with a virtual reality–support the conditions for the former. And, when virtual reality becomes the primary source of knowledge about the actuality of animals confined on factory farms, the erasure of that actuality supports the virtual. Challenging these discourses, for those moved to do so, is, thus, a particularly challenging task.”

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Spectacular (former) SF Professor, Michelle Wolf

Critical rhetoric and pedagogy: (Re)Considering student-centered dialogue”

Wolf’s intentional and risky stimulation of her students through explicit cultural critiques and controversial media choices, open and honest self-disclosure, and spontaneous, provocative participation assignments all promoted critical engagement in diverse and particularized ways in her classroom. Likewise, students’ understanding of, and responses to, her intentions and approach indicates that the performance of critical rhetoric offers an alternative to privileging student dialogue while maintaining the ability to nurture students’ critical consciousness development.” 

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