Graduate Non-Teaching Assistant
CURRENT RESEARCH AND GRANT PROJECTS
I grew up in south central Pennsylvania in a small town called Gettysburg. I completed my undergraduate work at Millersville State University of Pennsylvania before pursuing my first Master’s degree in Higher Education, with a focus in college teaching and learning, from Walden University.
My research interests include Political and Cultural Hegemony and the impact that neoliberal politics has on subaltern cultures in a global context. Additionally, I am interested in the critique of classical and contemporary social theory. My current independent research consists of the juxtaposition and formation of a confluence between theories of cultural aesthetics as outlined by Pierre Bourdieu's concept of the "Habitus" and Theodor Adorno's notion of the Universal.
Additionally, I plan to study the intersections between environmental crises and neoliberal economic politics, specifically as it relates to cultural aesthetics, geopolitics, political hegemony, and subaltern class theory. More specifically, by exploring NAFTA and other international trade agreements, I will delve into how the Trans-Pacific Partnership impact on environmental policy, and enforcement of policy, will affect climate change.