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Michael Loadenthal, Ph.D

Department of Sociology & Gerontology/Social Justice Studies
Miami University
375 Upham Hall 
100 Bishop Circle
Oxford, OH 45056

Employment

2016-Present, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Justice (Miami University)

2016-Present, Executive Director, Peace and Justice Studies Association (Georgetown University)

2014-Present, Coordinator of Beyond Poverty Project & Dr. Norma and Donald Stone Fellow, Center for the Study of Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems (Hebrew Union College)

Education

2015, Ph.D., Conflict Analysis and Resolution (Non-State Actors, Social Movements, Political Violence, Terrorism), School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Arlington, VA

2010, MLitt, Terrorism Studies (Quantitative analysis, Social Movement Theory, Rhetoric, Discourse), Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, St Andrews University, Scotland, UK

2006, B.A., summa cum laude, International Peace and Conflict Resolution (Middle East & Caribbean focus), American University, Washington, DC

2006, B.A., summa cum laude, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (Armed social movement focus), American University, Washington, DC

Professional Appointments

2015-Present, Human Security & Ethics Consultant, Green My Favela (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

2014-2016, Practitioner in Residence, Center for Social Justice, Research, Teaching & Service (Georgetown University)

2011-2015, Social Movement Archive Fellow, Provisions Library, School of Fine Art (George Mason University)

2011-2015, Dean’s Merit Fellow, School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution (George Mason University)

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (2014-2015)
  • Graduate Research Assistant for Richard Rubenstein (2013-2014)
  • New Media/Online Pedagogies Fellow (2012-2013)
  • Environmental Conflict Resolution Fellow (2011-2012)

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Operação Splash Back!: A Queerização da Libertação Animal e as Contribuições dos Neo-insurrecionários queers. (December 2016) Translated by Cassiana Lopes Stephan. Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Críticos Animales II, no. III.

Activism, Terrorism, and Social Movements: The “Green Scare” as Monarchical Power. (August 2016) Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, Vol. 40,  Narratives of Identity in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change. Kent State University.

Interpreting Insurrectionary Corpora: Qualitative-Quantitative Analysis of Clandestine Communiqués. (August 2016) Journal for the Study of Radicalism, Vol. 10, No. 2. Michigan State University.

Like Finding a Needle in a Pile of Needles: Political violence and the perils of a brave new digital world. (October 2015) Critical Studies on Terrorism, Vol. 8, Issue. 3. Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

Revisiting the Master’s Toolset: Concerning Pedagogy, Privilege and the Classroom-to-War Room Pipeline (May 2015) Interface: A Journal for and about social movements, Vol 7, Issue 1.

Shooting Yourself in the Foot: Securitization, Critical Infrastructure, and the Gaza Strip (2015) Journal of Applied Security Research., Vol. 10, Issue 2. Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

Towards a critical understanding and investigation of political violence – one adjunct’s humble contributions to the study of terrorism (2014) Critical Studies on Terrorism., Vol. 7, Issue 3. Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

“Eco-Terrorism? Countering Dominant Narratives of Securitisation: a Critical, Quantitative History of the Earth Liberation Front (1996-2009)” (2014) Perspectives on Terrorism., Vol. 8, Issue 3.  Center for Terrorism and Security Studies, Terrorism Research Initiative.

“Professor Xavier is a Gay Traitor!: An Anti-Assimilationist Framework for Interpreting Ideology, Power & Statecraft.” (2014) Journal of Feminist Scholarship., Issue 6. University of Massachusetts.

“When Cops ‘Go Native’: Policing Revolution Through Sexual Infiltration & Panopticonism” (2014) Critical Studies on Terrorism., Vol. 7, Issue 1. Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

“The Framing of (Counter) State Violence: Challenging the rhetoric of non-state actors, political violence & ‘terrorism.’” (2013)  Affinities: A Journal. of Radical Theory, Culture, Action., Vol. 6, Issue 1. Simon Frasser University. 

“Jah People: The Cultural Hybridity of White Rastafarians.” (Winter 2013) Glocalism: Journal of culture, politics and innovation., Vol. 1, Globus et Locus.

“The Earth Liberation Front: A Social Movement Analysis.”  (2013)  Journal of Radical Criminology., Issue 2.  Critical Criminology Working Group/Punctum books.

“Deconstructing 
the 
Spectre 
of ‘Eco‐Terrorism’ & 
Extra‐State Violence: 
Rhetoric, Framing and Statecraft as Seen Through 
the Insight 
Approach” (2013) Critical Studies on Terrorism., Vol. 6, Issue 1. Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

Anarchism & Academic, Insurrection & Illegality: Age Old Tensions Revisited.” (2012)  Theory In Action Journal., Vol. 5, No. 4.  Special Issue — North American Anarchist Studies Network. Transformative Studies Institute.

Operation Splash Back!: Queering Animal Liberation Through the Contributions of Neo-Insurrectionist Queers.” (2012) Journal of Critical Animal Studies- Inquiries and Interventions: Queer Theory and Anti-Speciesist Praxis (Special Issue), Vol. 10, Issue 3.

Asymmetric Labeling of Terrorist Violence as a Matter of Statecraft Propaganda: Or, Why the United States Does Not Feel the Need to Explain the Assassination of Osama Bin Laden.” (2011.)  Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1., Pg. 113-139.

Book Reviews

Book Review: “Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice” by Lisa Kemmerer & “Women and the Animal Rights Movement” by Emily Gaarder. Issue 25.2 (2013).  Co-Author: Jennifer Grubbs.  Feminist Formations. John Hopkins University Press.

Book Review, Work: Capitalism. Economics. Resistance. by CrimethInc. Ex-Workers Collective. (2013) Unrest Magazine, Issue 8.

Book Review, Eco-Terrorism: Radical Environmental and Animal Liberation Movements (2011).  Journal of Terrorism Research, Vol. 2, Issue 1.

Book Chapters

“Sexuality, Assault, Police Infiltration and Foucault: Notes for Further Inquiry” New Developments in Anarchist Studies. Eds. Jeff Shantz & PJ Lilley. Thought Crimes/Punctum Books, June 2015.

“White Punks in Chocolate City: Reflections on Gentrification While Blasting ‘Welcome to Paradise’”  Rebel Music: Teaching Hip Hop and Punk to the New Generation.  Eds. Priya Parmar, Anthony Nocella, Scott Robertson, and Martha Diaz.  Information Age Publishing, 2015.

“Reproducing a Culture of Martyrdom: The Role of the Palestinian mother, discourse construction, transmission, and legitimization” Motherhood and War: International Perspectives (Eds. Dana Cooper and Claire Phelan).  Palgrave Macmillan, Summer 2014.

“The ‘Green Scare’ & ‘Eco-Terrorism’: The Development of US Counter-Terrorism Strategy Targeting Direct Action Activists.”  The Terrorization of Dissent: Corporate Repression, Legal Corruption and the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.  Eds. Jason Del Gandio and Anthony J. Nocella. Lantern Books, Spring 2014.

“From the Classroom to the Slaughterhouse: Animal Liberation By Any Means Necessary.”  Co-Author: Jennifer Grubbs.  Defining Critical Animal Studies: An Intersectional Social Justice Approach for Liberation.  Eds. Anthony Nocella, John Sorenson, Kim Socha and Atsuko Matsuoka. Peter Lang Publishers Inc., 2014.

“The Politics of Planning: Conference organizing as an act of resistance.”  Co-Author: Jennifer Grubbs. Educating for Action: Strategies to Ignite Social Change.  Eds. Anthony Nocella and Jason Del Gandio. New Society Press, 2014.

“Queering (Animal) Liberation and (Queer) Victimhood: The Reappropiation of Intersectionality & Violence.”  Without Borders or Limits: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Anarchist Studies.  Eds. Jorell A. Meléndez and Nathan Jun, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.

Contributing author, The Black Bloc Papers: An Anthology of Primary Texts from the North American Anarchist Black Bloc 1998-2005, (2nd ed., 2010).

Co-author, Recipes for Disaster (2005), Eds. CrimethInc Ex-Workers Collective.

Under the Blade of the Eco-Guillotine: The “Green Scare” as Monarchical Power.”  Environmental Humanities Series: Under Western Skies 2. Eds. Robert Boschman and Mario Trono.  Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2015. [Forthcoming 2015]

“Days of War, Knights of Tempeh: Anarchism, Animal Liberation & A History of Social War.”  No Bosses, No Masters: Anarchist Perspectives on Animal Liberation.  Eds. Anthony Nocella, Kim Socha, Richard White and Erika Cudworth, McFarland Books, 2015. [Forthcoming 2015]

“When people ask what life was like the year you were born…”  Co-Author: Jennifer Grubbs.  Revolutionary Love Letters.  Ed. Jamie Heckert.   Autonomedia: Minor Compositions, 2015. [Forthcoming 2015]

Encyclopedia Entires

SAGE Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy: “Panopticon“, “Governmentality

SAGE Encyclopedia of War: “September 11, 2001 ( NY, WDC, and Pennsylvania)“, “Anarchism“, “Structural violence

SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty (2nd ed.): “World Social Forum,” “American Radical Environmentalism

Encyclopedia of American Imperialism and Expansionism: “Homeland security/Intelligence establishment“, “World Trade Organization

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

“Fatherhood, Veganism, and Masculinity.” (2016) Textshop Experiments, vol 2: Tours & Detours, no. 1

6 Ways Cops Have Used Sex to Infiltrate and Disrupt Protest Groups.” (2015) Green is the New Red, January 2015.

“Latch Key Prometheus: How I Became the First ELF Cell…a non-admission of guilt.” (2014) Earth First!: The Journal of Ecological Resistance, Brigid/Winter 2014.

“If Left to Their Own Devices: Police Provocation & Terrorists’ Tendency to Fail.” (2013) Unrest Magazine, Issue 9 October/November 2013. 

Letter from a traveling salesman peddling terrorist apologia.”  (2013)  The Academic Activist.  January 2013.

A Plea for Rejectionist Electioneering.”  (2012)  Unrest Magazine, Issue 7 October/November 2012.

Capitalism, Illegality and Subversion: The Pre-Figurative Politics of the 2-Hour Work Day.”  (2012.)  Unrest Magazine, Issue 6 March/April 2012.

2006–Present: Photographs published in +100 print and electronic titles including the BBC, National Geographic, Amnesty International, the Middle East Institute, YES! Magazine, Tikkun Magazine, as well as numerous books, magazines and electronic publications. [Complete photographic publication CV available upon request]

Conference presentations [2012-2017] 

* for a complete list of presentations and copies of presentation materials visit: 

http://gmu.academia.edu/MichaelLoadenthal/Talks

Under Western Skies 4: Water – ‘Events, Trends, Analysis’, Mount. Royal University (Calgary, Alberta) Presenter on “Water Security” panel, Paper title: “Structural Violence, Security, & Water Wars: Developing A Resource-Driven, Intractable Conflict Analysis”

Peace & Justice Studies Association ‘Obstructing the Old Constructing the New?’, Selkirk Col. (Nelson, BC) Paper title: “For an Emotive, Anti-Security, Action-Oriented, Militant Research Agenda: A proposal of sorts”

International Feminist Journal of Politics Conference: ‘Decolonizing Knowledges in Feminist World Politics’, University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH) Presenter on “Research and Ethics in Feminist Security Studies” panel, Paper title: “To A Hammer, Everything Is a Nail: Feminist Methods for the Analysis of Political Violence”

QueerCon!: Social Justice Warriors, University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH) Presenter on “Queering the Species Binary” panel, Paper title: “Solidarity with all Trainer Killers: Anarchism, Queer Theory & Species”

66th Annual International Political Studies Association conference: ‘Politics & the Good Life’ (Brighton, UK) Presenter on “Anarchism and the Good Life” panel, Paper title: “The Politics of Direct Attack: The discourse of insurrectionary communiqués”

Beyond Boundaries: Shifting Dynamics in Peace & Conflict Studies, Kroc Institute University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN) Presenter on “Theorizing Non/Violence” panel, Paper title: “Discourse, Ideology & Insurrection: Franchising Political Violence via Deterritorialized Protest”

22nd Annual Conference on Critical Geography, University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY) Presenter on “State Violence: Policing and Insurgency” panel, Paper title: “Insurrectionary Social Movements and a Newly Franchised, Networked World”

Social Practice of Human Rights, University of Dayton Human Rights Center (Dayton, OH) Paper title: “Putting It On The Line: Social Justice Frameworks for Human Rights Fieldwork”

Summer Social Justice Research Symposium, Center for Social Justice (Georgetown University) Keynote, “Contemporary Methods of Social Justice Research: Critically Reading Text, Discourse & ‘Big Data’

Anarchism and the Body Conference, Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) Workshop facilitator, Paper title:Sex & Social Movements: Biopolitics & the Fostering of ‘Docile Bodies’ As Surveillance Technology” [co-presented with Jennifer Grubbs]

Empowering Contingent Faculty to Reclaim Academic Citizenship, SEIU 500 (Washington, DC) Paper title: “Academic Labor and Consumer-Side Politics: The Adjunctification of Education”

9th Annual All Power To the Imagination Conference, New College of Florida (Sarasota, FL) Workshop facilitator, Paper title: “The Politics of Direct Attack: The Discourse of Insurrectionary Communiques”

14th Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies, Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY) Presenter on “Terrorization of Dissent: Corporate Repression, Legal Corruption, and the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act” panel, Paper  title: “Eco-Terrorism” 101: The State of the “Green Scare” & the Criminalization of Dissent”

8th Annual DC Queer Studies Symposium: Queer Speculations, University of Maryland (College Park, MD) Presenter on “Making Queer Worlds: Speculations on Community, Theory and Practice” panel, Paper title: “Concerning Dissent and (un)Civil Disobedience: Queer Theory, Poststructuralism and Insurrection”

5th Annual Radical Democracy Conference, The New School for Social Research (New York, NY) Presenter on “Autonomy and the Insurrectionary Turn” panel, Paper title: “The Politics of Direct Attack: The discourse of insurrectionary communiques”

Critical Intersections: Conflict, Gender, and Power, George Mason University (Arlington, VA) Presenter on “Critical Theories and Gender Violence” panel, Paper title: “Queer Theory, Poststructuralism & Insurrection: A Corpus Linguistics Mapping of Texts”

North American Anarchist Studies Network, California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco, CA) Paper title: “The Politics of Direct Attack: The discourse of insurrectionary communiques”

Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting (New York, NY) Presenter on “Peace, Morality, Respect and Justice in Peace and Conflict Organizers” panel, Paper title: “The International Structure of Positive and Negative Peace” [co-presented with Steve Carlton-Ford]

22th Annual Lavender Languages & Linguistics Conference, American University (Washington, DC) Presenter on “Lavender Language, Queer Dissent” panel, Paper title: “Towards the queerest (reading of) insurrection”

Public Anthropology Conference 11: Violence, Resilience and Resistance, American University (Washington, DC) Presenter on “Critiques of Bounded Discourse in Academia and the Media” panel, Paper title: “When Is a Firebomb Not a Bomb?: Challenging Narratives of Securitization and the Earth Liberation Front”

Under Western Skies 3: Intersections of Environments, Technologies & Communities, Mt. Royal Uni. (Calgary, Alberta) Invited speaker on “Environmental Justice and Politics” panel, Paper title: “Countering Dominant Narratives of Securitization: A Critically Quantitative History of the Earth Liberation Front (1996-2009)’”

3rd Annual Anarchist Studies Network conference, Loughborough University (Loughborough, UK) Paper title: “Closeting our Politics in the Classroom: Coming Out as Anarchist Vegans.”

Equal Justice Alliance Featured Speaker Series (New York. NY) Invited guest lecturer, Lecture title: “From Policing to National Security: Anti-terrorism Legislation and Rhetoric”

Total Liberation Radio, Episode #6 (online) Hour long radio interview, “Educating for Action: Social Networks and Convergences” [http://www.totalliberationradio.com/?p=109]

9th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, University British Columbia (Vancouver, BC) Presenter on “Civil and Political Studies” panel, Paper title: “Policing Under Neoliberalism: The State’s (Sexual) War Against Anti-Capitalism”

Language, Literacy & Culture: Rethinking Intellectual Activism, University of Maryland (Baltimore, MD) Presenter on “Researching Political Action, Discourse and Organizations” panel, Paper title: “Queering Method for Arsonists & Terrorists: Action-Oriented Research and Clandestine Communities”

13th Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies, Rice University (Houston, TX) Co-Presenter on “Defining Critical Animal Studies: Challenging the Ivory Tower”, opening day plenary, Paper title: “Professor by day, Insurgent by night: Activist-Academic Negotiations of the Personal, the Political, and the Precariously Employed”

8th Annual All Power To the Imagination Conference, New College of Florida (Sarasota, FL) Workshop title: “Sexual Infiltration 101:What Activists Can Learn From Recent History & Theory”

Leveraging Commitment in Gender Research, Theory & Practice George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) Presenter on  “Gender in Muslim World” panel, Paper title: “More Than Mere Pragmatism: Critically Reading Female Involvement in Armed Movements”

North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference (Surrey, BC) Presenter on “The Politics and Aesthetics of Violence & the State” panel, Paper title: “Statecraft & Sexual Trust: Infiltrating the Revolutionary Left”

Public Sociology: Exploring borderlands of academia, activism, & policy, George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) Presenter on “Social Movements” panel, Paper title: “Social Movements and Sexualized Violence: The Battle for Bodily Integrity”

Public Anthropology Conference 10: A Decade of Resistance, American University (Washington, DC) Presenter on “Anthropology & Gender” panel, Paper title: “When Cops ‘Go Native’: Policing Revolution Through Infiltration, Misrepresentation and Rape”

International Association for Peace & Conflict Studies: Peace & Power, University of Manchester (Manchester, UK)  Presenter on “Activism” panel, Paper title “When Cops Rape Protesters: The Disciplinary power of Sexual Infiltration”

Critical Terrorism Studies:Practice, Limits and Experience, Loughborough University (Loughborough, UK) Presenter on “Situating Counter-terrorism Practice” panel, Paper title, “When Counter-Terrorism Becomes Rape: Disciplinary Power & the Sexual Infiltration of Radical Communities”

War Resisters League 90th Anniversary Conference, Georgetown University (Washington, DC)  Invited panelist discussing “National Security, War on Terrorism, Assaults of Civil Liberties”

Gender & Conflict Theory, Research, and Practice conference, George Mason University (Arlington, VA) Presenter on “Building the State, Resisting the State: Governance and Gender” panel, Paper title “Sexual Infiltration & Social Movements: Critically Reading the Policing of Activist Bodies as Rape.”

Debilitating Queerness 6th Annual DC Queer Studies Symposium, University of Maryland (College Park, MD) Presenter on “Reading Bodily Differences” panel, Paper title “Ideological Reproduction of Queers & Mutants: Passing, Preformed Deviance & Abelist Endeavors.”

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference (Washington, DC) Gay, Lesbian, & Queer Studies area, Paper title “Mutants, Queers & Rock Throwing Anarchists: Interrogating Assimilation, Homonormativity and the Ideology of Statecraft.”

2nd Annual School of Public Policy Graduate Research Conference, George Mason University (Arlington, VA) Coordinator “Puppet Show or Public Policy?” panel, Paper title “Criminalizing Dissent Through a Rhetoric of Terrorism: Contemporary Social Movement Case Studies”

7th Annual All Power To the Imagination Conference, New College of Florida (Sarasota, FL) Paper title “Rhetoric & Terrorizing Statecraft: A Critical Theory Reading of Power.”

20th Annual Lavender Languages & Linguistics Conference, American University (Washington, DC) Presenter on “Queer Language Anarchism” panel, Paper title: “Professor Xavier is a Gay Traitor!: An Anti-Assimilationist Framework for Interpreting Ideology, Power & Statecraft.”

4th Annual North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference (New Orleans, LA) Paper title,Queerly Mutant & Ideologically Deviant: Faux Tolerance and the Neoliberal Masking of Violence.”

Congreso Internacional Contra La Represion [International Congress Against Repression] (Madrid, Spain) Invited speaker, Paper title: “La política estatal tras el 11 de septiembre, la “Amenaza Verde” y la calificación de la disidencia como terrorismo.” [Post-9/11 Statecraft, the “Green Scare” & the Terrorization of Dissent]

Public Sociology: Borderlands in Academia Activism & Policy, George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) Presenter on “Activist Academics and their Responsibilities” panel, Paper titleFrom Academic Isolation to Direct Violence: Researching Animal Liberationists & Palestinian Nationalists

Under Western Skies 2: Environment, Culture & Community in North America, Mt Royal University (Calgary) Invited speaker on “Environmental Activism” panel, Paper title: “Economic Sabotage and the Statecraft of Repression: The ‘Green Scare’ as Capitalist ‘Talk Back’

Public Anthropology Conference: Does Government Matter?, American University (Washington, DC) Presenter on “Resistance to the Commodified Governmentality of Academia” panel, Paper titles “Collectivism as Disruption: Neoliberal Nonconformity in an Age of Individualism” and “Solidarity with Direct Action Animal Liberation: Queering the ‘Good Academic’” [two papers cooperatively presented with Jennifer Grubbs]

Critiquing Culture, Cultural Studies, George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) Presenter on “Body Politic/Political Bodies” panel, Paper title: “Ideology as Statecraft: Assimilation, Homonormativity & Reformism in a World of Mutants.”

Terrorism, Peace and Conflict Studies: Investigating the Crossroad, University of Kent (Canterbury, UK) Invited speaker, Paper title: “Deconstructing 
the 
Spectre 
of ‘Eco‐Terrorism’ & 
Extra‐State Violence: 
The 
Contributions 
of 
the Insight 
Approach 
to 
Conflict
 Analysis

Animal Voices Radio Interview (Toronto, Niagara Falls & St Catherines, Canada) “Boogeyman: On the Making (and Unmaking) of ‘Terrorists.’

7th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (Barcelona, Spain) Paper title: “From a ‘Matrix of Domination’ to ‘Total Liberation’: The Contributions of Neo-insurrectionist Queers to the Liberation Discourse

MOBCONF: Mobilizing and Organizing From Below (Baltimore, MD) Workshop presenter,Parenting as Politics

2nd Annual Popular Culture Association of Canada (Niagara Falls, Ontario) Presenter on “Heteronormativity and Queer Assimilation” panel, Paper title: “Queer Assimilation and Mutant Supremacy: The X-Men as Ideological Statecraft

6th Annual All Power To the Imagination Conference, New College of Florida (Sarasota, FL) Presenter on “Direct Action as Queer Action” panel, Paper title: “Queering Liberation and Victimhood: The Reappropiation of Intersectionality & Violence”

Delany at 70 – 5th Annual DC Queer Studies Symposium, University of Maryland (College Park, MD) Presenter on “Queer Counterpublics” panel, Paper title: “Killer Whales & Violent Queers: Intersectionality Queered Through Appropriated Violence

“If A Tree Falls” Dinner, Movie & Discussion Forum, George Mason University (Arlington, VA) Guest speaker discussing the “Green Scare,” the case of Daniel McGowan and the Earth Liberation Front

American Comparative Literature Association annual conference, Brown University (Providence, RI) Presenter on “Rhetorics of the non-State” panel, Paper title: “Economic Sabotage & the Statecraft of Repression: The ‘Green Scare’ as Capitalist ‘Talk Back‘”

Southeastern Women’s Studies Association, George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) Presenter on “Occupy! New Paradigms for Mass Resistance” panel, Paper title: “From a ‘matrix of domination’ to ‘total liberation’: The contributions of neo-Insurrectionist Queers to the Liberatory Discourse

11th Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies, Canisius College (Buffalo, NY) Presenter on “Resistance” panel, Paper title: “Queer Communiqués: Operation Splash Back! and the Challenge to Speciesism

Lavender Languages & Linguistics Conference, American University (Washington, DC) Presenter on “Language and the Que(e)ry of Speciesism” panel, Paper title: “Operation Splash Back!: Queering Animal Liberation Through the Contributions of Neo-Insurrectionist Queers

Research Ethics: Working in the Field (If They Let You In), George Mason University (Arlington, VA) Paper title: “One Man’s Terrorist is another Man’s Cop: Dangerously Evading Grand Juries and Targeted Assassinations

3rd Annual North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference (San Juan, Puerto Rico) Paper title: “Operation Splash Back!: Queering Animal Liberation Through the Contributions of Neo-Insurrectionist Queers

Teaching Experience

2016-present, Miami University, Dept. of Sociology/Social Justice Studies (Oxford, OH)

2015-2016, University of Cincinnati, Department of Sociology (Cincinnati, OH)

2015, University of Malta (Valetta, Malta)

2015, JCI Scholars Program, Jessup Correctional Institution (Jessup, MD)

2010–2015, Georgetown University, Program on Justice & Peace (Washington, DC)

  • “Intersections”: Responsible for developing and teaching four mini-courses through an experimental, Summer learning community
    • UNXP-001 – “Reflective Practice” (Summer 2015)
    • UNXP-002 – “Conflict Analysis and Mapping” (Summer 2015)
    • UNXP-003 – “Communication and Community Partnership” (Summer 2015)
    • UNXP-004 – “Peace Education” (Summer 2015)

2014-2016, George Mason University, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (Fairfax, VA)

2013, University of Cincinnati, Department of Communications (Cincinnati, OH)

  • “Rhetoric of Protest and Reform” [co-taught]
  • “Gender and Communication” [co-taught]

University Service & Committee Work

Miami University

2016, Invited guest professor and co-organizer, Oxford Social Justice Collective J-Term Seminar on Informed Activism

2016-present, Faculty supervisor for undergraduate group research project focused on social justice and serving the Peace and Justice Studies Association

 

2016-present, Miami University LGBTQA Mentor Program Volunteer

2016, Coordinator for bi-national survey of peace and conflict studies program (with Global Campaign for Peace Education/International Institute on Peace Education)

2016, Advisor and participant in study of Peace Studies field (coordinated with the University of St. Thomas) Project title: “Females in Peace Studies: A study of gender and its effects on the peace studies field”

University of Cincinnati

2015-2016, Teaching Affiliate with Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department

2015-2016, Member, Action Research Center (College of Education, Criminal Justice, & Human Services)

2015-2016, Committee Member: Labor Practices and Contingent Faculty Coalition

2016, Participant in Taft Research Center’s Sociological Colloquium

2015, Contributor to “#theIRATE8Syllabus”, a crowd-sourced syllabus project in solidarity with the IRATE8

2015, Participant in #theIRATE8 Teach-In focusing on African American masculinity in popular culture

Georgetown University

2015, Fulbright Faculty Advisor for undergraduate exchange student (Agathe Christien), Program on Justice & Peace

  • Project title: “The failure of France’s Arab and Muslim integration programs and the imminent consequences of French colonialism”

2015, Faculty consultant for faculty-student team research project (Eli McCarthy, Jonathan Pinckney). 

  • Project title:Unarmed Civilian Protection: Israel-Palestine

2015, Fulbright Faculty Advisor for graduate student (Jessica Anderson), Program on Justice & Peace. 

  • Project title: Informal Conflict Management Between Host & Refugee Communities in Irbid”

2015, Honours Thesis Advisor for undergraduate exchange student (Katherine Miller), Program on Justice & Peace. 

  • Project title: “Ecotage or Ecoterrorism? Competing discourses of the radical environmental and animal rights movement”

2015, Fulbright Faculty Advisor for undergraduate student (Margaret Ferrato), Program on Justice & Peace. 

  • Project title: Under Mongolia’s Blue Skies: Environmental Activism In A Mineral-Rich Nation”

2015, Design Team, Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship: Intersections of Social Justice Learning

2015, Team Leader & Mentor, Roundtable for Social Justice: Student Activism Think-Tank

2015, Thesis Advisor for undergraduate student, Regional and Comparative Studies program

  • Thesis title: “A Case Study of Counter Violent Extremism Programming: Lessons from WORDE”

2014-2015, Faculty supervisor, Georgetown University Undergraduate Research Assistant Program (GUROP)

2014-2015, Team leader for data collection project overseeing four student research assistants

2013-2015, Thesis Advisor for undergraduate student, Program on Conflict Resolution

  • Thesis title: “State Vacuum: Social Services as an Entryway for Para-Government Groups”

2012-Present, Coalition of Academic Labor organizing committee 

George Mason University

2014-2015, Faculty Advisor for student completing extra-curricular terrorism and discourse study

  • Study title: “Multitudes of Propaganda: Most prevalent types of propaganda techniques in Al Qaeda”

2014-2015, Directed Study Advisor for MA student completing distance learning terrorism course

  • Study title: “Strategies for Countering Recruitment of ISIS Fighters”

2014, Faculty reviewer for OSCAR Undergraduate Student Research Program project

University Guest Lecturing

2017, School of Foreign Service – International Affairs, Georgetown University (Washington, DC) Invited featured speaker, Workshop title: “Activism & Higher Education: Developing Effective Strategy”

2017, Oxford Social Justice Collective Seminar on Informed Activism/”Trump Syllabus 2.0” (Oxford, OH) Invited co-organizer and guest professor, class session title: “Effective Activism: Moving Forward”

2016, Poverty, Welfare & Religion Symposium, Hebrew Union College Center for Ethics (Cincinnati, OH) Invited opening speaker, Lecture title: “Poverty, Systemic Violence and Conflict: Understanding and modeling economic inequality as structural violence”

2016, Peace & Justice Studies Association’s Peace Cafe Community Forums, Sidewinder Cafe (Nelson, BC) Invited featured speaker, workshop title: “Understanding Political Violence in an Age of ‘Terrorism’”

2016, Taft Research Center’s Sociological Colloquium, University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH) Invited featured speaker, Lecture title: “Excavating Discourse from Social Movement Ephemera: The Communiques of Insurrectionary Attack”

2016, Department of Communication, University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH) Guest lecturer for “Understanding and Contextualizing Terrorist Video Propaganda” open forum

2016, Department of Communication, University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH) Guest lecturer for “Rhetoric of Protest and Reform”, Lecture title: “Social Media, Control & Agitation”

2016, Department of Communication, University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH) Guest lecturer for “Rhetoric of Protest and Reform”, Lecture title: “Exigence and the Rhetoric of the Islamic State”

2016, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH) Host and lecturer for “Terrorist Propaganda Viewing Session and Discussion” open forum

2015, Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service, Georgetown University (Washington, DC) Invited guest speaker, workshop title: “Diagraming Conflicts: Structure, Intervention & Advocacy”

2015, Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service, Georgetown University (Washington, DC) Invited guest speaker and moderator  for “Students, Workers and the Making of the 99% Movement” book talk

2015, Program on Justice & Peace, Georgetown University (Washington, DC) Guest lecturer for “Unarmed Civilian Protection and Peacekeeping”, Lecture title: “International Accompaniment, Popular Protest & Direct action”

2015, School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution, George Mason University (Arlington, VA) Guest lecturer for “Advanced Qualitative Research Methods,” Lecture title: “Discourse, Text and Corpora”

2014, Department of Communication, University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH) Guest lecturer for “Rhetoric of Protest and Reform”, Lecture title: “Divisive Protest tactics and Social Movements ”

2014, Department of Sociology, Ohio State University (Columbus, OH) Guest lecturer for “Sociology of Terrorism,” Lecture title: “Eco-Terrorism: Rhetoric, Strategy and Dissent”

2014, Department of Communication, University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH) Guest lecturer for “Gender and Communication”, Lecture title: “Sex, Gender and the Disciplining of Bodies”

2014, Department of Communication, Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, KY) Guest lecturer for “Race, Gender and Mass Media”, Lecture title: “Masculine Hierarchies and Gendered Violence”

2014, Department of Communication, University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH) Guest lecturer for “Rhetoric of Protest and Reform”, Lecture title: “The Red Army Faction and the Rhetoric of Urban Guerrillaism”

2014, Program on Justice & Peace, Georgetown University (Washington, DC) Guest lecturer for “Nonviolence in Theory and Practice,” Lecture title: “The Strategies & Tactics of Civil Disobedience”

2014, School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution, George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) Guest lecturer for research seminar intensive, Lecture title: “Lessons Learned in Research Method & Methodology.”

2013, The Free University: An Anti-Capitalist Forum, Georgetown University (Washington, DC) Guest lecturer for May Day event, Lecture title: “Anarchist Epistemologies, Anti-Capitalism & Intersectionality”

2013, New Century College, George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) Guest Lecturer for “Gender Representations in Popular Culture,” Lecture title: “Music as Resistance & Re-Visioning: Riot Guurl and D.C. Underground Punk”

2013, New Century College, George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) Guest Lecturer for “Gender Representations in Popular Culture,” Lecture title: “Ideology, Gender and the World of Disney.”

2012, School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution, George Mason University (Arlington, VA) Guest  lecturer for “Social Movements: Conflict Resolution & System Change,” Lecture title: “Prefigurative and Radical Social Movements As Conflict Resolution: Examining Tactical and Strategic Continuums”

2012, College of Arts & Science: Department of Anthropology, American University (Washington, DC) Guest lecturer for “Environmental Justice” course, Lecture title, “Earth Liberation Front & Radical Protest Politics”

2010, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews (Scotland, UK) Guest lecturer for Security Studies Program, Lecture title: “Network Analysis of Leftist Movements”

2009, New Arts Building, University of St Andrews (Scotland, UK) Guest lecturer at Feminist Studies Seminar, Lecture title: “Gender Roles in Zones of Armed Conflict”

2007, Cornell University Law School, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) Guest lecturer for International Relations seminar, Lecture title: “Israeli Policy and International Law”

2006, School of International Service, American University (Washington, DC) Guest lecturer for “Islam & Conflict Resolution,” Lecture title: “Armed Islamists & Conflict Resolution”

2005, College of Arts and Sciences, American University (Washington, DC) Guest lecturer for “Women in the Third World,” Lecture title: “Gender Roles in Zones of Conflict”

Journal Service

2015–Present

Editorial Board, Peace and Conflict Studies Journal

Invited Editor, Academia.edu Peer-Review Editorial Pilot Program

2014–Present

Editorial Board, Insurgencies: A Journal of Insurgent Strategy

Associate Reviewer, Journal of Conflictology

2012–Present

Associate Editor, Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest

Editorial Group, Interface: A Journal for and About Social Movements

2011–Present

Editorial Board, Theory in Action Journal (Transformative Studies Institute)

Editorial and Publishing Collective, Affinities Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, Action (Simon Frasser University)

2009–Present

Founding Member/Editorial Board, Journal of Terrorism Research (Centre for the Study of Terrorism & Political Violence)

Senior Editor, “Earth Liberation and Environmental Justice” Book Series (Arissa Media Group)

Additional manuscript reviews completed by request for: The Sociological Quarterly, Millennium – Journal of International Studies and Studies in Conflict & Terrorism

Guest Editorships

Journal of Terrorism Research, [Fall 2016], Special Section – Select Student Research on Terrorism and Political Violence [Vol. 6].

Critical Studies on Terrorism, Vol. 8, No. 3, October 2015: Special Issue – Emergent Voices in Critical Terrorism Studies. Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

Critical Studies on Terrorism, Vol. 7, Issue. 3, November 2014: Special Issue – Emergent Voices In Critical Terrorism Studies.

Affinities: A Journal of Radical, Theory, Culture, and Action, Vol. 6, No. 1, Winter 2013: Special Issue — Challenging the Rhetoric of non-State Actors, Political Violence & ‘Terrorism’

Theory in Action Journal, Vol. 5, No. 4, October 2012: Special Issue — North American Anarchist Studies Network

Additional Professional Experience

2005–2007

Field Organizer, Palestine Solidarity Project (Bethlehem/Hebron regions, West Bank, Palestine)

Field Organizer, International Solidarity Movement (Nablus/Ramallah regions, West Bank, Palestine)

Field Organizer, Common Ground Legal Aid Collective (New Orleans, Louisiana)

1999-2005

Elected member of Executive Committee, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (Washington, DC)

Health Care Assistant, Planned Parenthood Association Bucks County/Metropolitan Washington (PA, MD, DC, VA)

Honors, Awards & Funding [2011-present]

2016

Network of Excellence for Research in Violent Online Political Extremism grant
International Feminist Journal of Politics attendee grant (University of Cincinnati)
Sociological Colloquium selected speaker invitation (University of Cincinnati)

2015

University of Malta travel grant (George Mason University/University of Malta)
Center for Social Justice keynote speaker honorarium (Georgetown University)
Initiative on Technology­ Enhanced Learning stipend, Intersections of Social Justice Experiences & Learning (Georgetown University)

2011-2014

Dean’s Merit Fellowship, School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution (George Mason University)

2014

Dissertation Completion Grant, Office of the Provost (George Mason University)
Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) Award (Georgetown University)
Department of Sociology invited speaker fee (Ohio State University)
VOX-Pol Network Travel Fund (King’s College London)
Department of Politics and International Studies speaker scholarship (University of Cambridge)
British International Studies Association, Critical Studies on Terrorism scholarship (Nottingham Trent University)
Under Western Skies 3 Conference travel grant (Mount Royal University)

2013

British International Studies Association, Critical Studies on Terrorism scholarship (Loughborough University)
Graduate Student Travel Fund travel grant: Loughborough and Manchester, UK (GMU)
School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution conference travel grant (GMU/S-SCAR)
Center for Social Justice/Program on Justice & Peace professional development grant (Georgetown University)
War Resisters League invited speaker travel award

2012

“Best Graduate Paper” award, Critical Studies on Terrorism Working Group (BISA)
Gender Working Group Scholarship Grant: “Sexual Infiltration as Counter-Terrorism Policy” (GMU/SAGC)
Graduate Student Travel Fund Travel Grant: Canterbury, UK (GMU)
School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution conference travel grant (GMU/S-SCAR)
Center for Social Justice & Program on Justice and Peace conference travel grant (Georgetown University)
British International Studies Association, Critical Studies on Terrorism scholarship (University of Kent)
Canadian Popular Culture Association Participation Grant (GMU/S-CAR)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada scholarship
Under Western Skies 2 Conference Travel Grant (Mount Royal University)
Office of Student Involvement Event Planning Grant (GMU)
Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Conference Grant
School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution Student Conference Fund Grant (GMU/S-CAR)

2011

Graduate Student Travel Fund Travel Grant: San Juan, PR (GMU)
Finding Our Roots IV Travel Award
Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Travel Award
Cease Animal Torture Travel Award
All Power to the Imagination Speaker Honorarium
North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference Travel Award (GMU)

Academic & Professional Affiliations

Institute for the Study of Insurgent Warfare
European Consortium for Political Research Standing Group on Political Violence
Terrorism Research Initiative’s National Networks of PhD Thesis Writers
Political Studies Association UK: the Specialist Group for the Study of Anarchism
International Association for Peace and Conflict Studies
Coalition of Academic Labour
BISA Critical Studies on Terrorism Working Group
Gender & Conflict Working Group [Elected Secretary]
Critical Studies on Terrorism Working Group
Southeastern Women’s Studies Association
American/Canadian Popular Culture Association
Environmental Conflict Working Group [Steering Committee President]
Anarchist Studies Network: Political Studies Association
Peace and Collaborative Development Network
North American Anarchist Studies Network

Research concentration

violent non-state actors, political violence, social movement theory, contemporary anti-authoritarian/anarchist/Marxist/horizontalist movements, animal/earth rights, “eco-terrorism,” non-violence/civil disobedience, contemporary jihadi/Islamist movements, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian armed/non-violent movements, critical theory, globalization/neo-liberalism, statecraft, rhetoric, structural violence, critical animal studies, identity/positional politics,  human sexuality, Queer theory, masculinity studies, feminist research methodology, anarchist pedagogy

Technical Knowledge and Expertise

  • Operating systems: Microsoft Windows 9X/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS 9.x/X.x, Linux variants, TAILS (security-based portable OS), WINE (Windows emulator for Mac)
  • Distance learning: Blackboard, Canvas, Coursera, edX, Google Plus Hangouts/Skype, Udacity, Adobe Connect, Turnitin, Moodle, VoiceThread
  • Desktop publishing: Microsoft Office, Open Office, Adobe Photoshop, Coreldraw, Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Analytical software: IBM Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), STATA, AntConc (lexical concordancer), Wordsmith (linguistic analysis suite), Gephi (social network analysis)
  • Bibliographic/citation database: Zotero bibliographic management, Library of Congress, JSTOR, Worldcat, EBSCO, Proquest, Google Scholar
  • Security: PGP, Tor, Signal, Trucrypt, TAILS, disk encryption, public key encryption, en suite security
  • Collaboration & cloud computing: Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive/Docs/Forms, Virtual Computing Lab, Remote Desktop, Betternet (VPN), Workday, Wikispaces
  • Social networking: Twitter, Flickr, WordPress, Blogger, Google Analytics, Academia.edu, LinkedIn, Ning
  • System administration:  Drupal, CIVICRM
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