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Curriculum Vitae

Paul Boshears

paul.boshears@egs.edu
September, 2014

EDUCATION
2015
(expected)

Ph.D. in Communication (Concentration: Comparative Philosophy and Cultural Studies)


Europische Universitt fr Interdisziplinre Studien | the European Graduate School
Saas-Fee, Switzerland
Dissertation: Confucianism and the Birth of Addiction (Chair: Avital Ronell, Ph.D.)

2011

M.A. in Communication With Distinction


Europische Universitt fr Interdisziplinre Studien | the European Graduate School
Saas-Fee, Switzerland

2006

B.S. in Sociology (Minor: Asian Studies)


Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

2002

University of Cape Coast, Ghana, West Africa


Studying social change in the subregion

PUBLICATIONS
Peer Reviewed Articles
2014
Boeri, Miriam, David Gibson, P Boshears. 2014. Conceptualizing Social Recovery: Recovery
Routes of Methamphetamine Users. Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology 2
(1): 538.
2011

Boshears, Paul, Liam Harbry, and Miriam Boeri. 2011. Addiction and Sociality: Perspectives
from Methamphetamine Users in Suburban USA. Addiction Research and Theory 19 (4): 289301.

2010

Boshears, Paul. 2010. Heavy Bored Cyborg: Attunement and Addiction. Journal of the
International Association of Transdisciplinary Psychology 2 (1): 17.

Book Chapters
2014
Boshears, Paul. 2014. Mass Shock Therapy for Atlanta's Psych(ot)ic Suburban Legacy. In
We're All Infected Essays on AMC's The Walking Dead and the Fate of the Human edited by
Dawn Keetley. Jefferson: McFarland & Co.
Boshears, Paul. 2014. Para-Academic Publishing as Public-making. In The Para-Academic
Handbook: A Toolkit for making-learning-creating-acting edited by Alex Wardrop and Deborah
Withers. HammerOn Press.
Book Reviews
2013
Boshears, Paul. Wang Hui's Translating Chinese Classics in a Colonial Context: James Legge
and His Two Versions of the Zhongyong. Comparative and Continental Philosophy 4 (1): 166167.

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Boshears, Paul. Against Paraphrase, Graham Harman's Weird Realism: Lovecraft and
Philosophy. Interstitial: A Journal of Modern Culture and Events March.
Edited Articles
2013
Boshears, Paul. Open Access as a Para-Academic Proposition: Besides OA as Labor
Relation. tripleCCommunication, Capitalism & Critique 11 (2): 589596.
2009

Boshears, Paul. Suicide Is Painless: Naphtha, Settembrini, and Jaspers. OtherWise:


Online Journal of Philosophy.

2007

Boshears, Paul. Univocity in the Confucian Project: Mengzi and Zisizi. In Quinta Essentia:
The Selected Proceedings from the North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference, edited by J.
Bice, D. Jones, and A. Swanson. Marietta: Luxor Media.

2006

Boshears, Paul. Kudzu Kongzi: Harmonies Between Deleuze & Guattari and the Zhongyong
. Interplay: The Selected Proceedings from the 2006 NGSPC, edited by C. Aflague, D. Jones,
and A. Swanson. Marietta: Luxor Media.

2005

Boshears, Paul. Toward a New Rationality: Levinas and Marcels Conceptions of Peace and the
Other. In The Exquisite Corpse: The Selected Proceedings from the 2004 NGSPC, edited by C.
Aflague, D. Jones, and J. Sweeney New York: Global Humanities Press.

2004

Boshears, Paul. Social Responsibility and the Confucian li : A Cross-cultural Investigation.


In Beyond the Box: The Selected Proceedings from the 2003 NGSPC, edited by D. Jones, B.
Osoinach, and J. Sweeney. New York: Global Humanities Press.

Edited Commentary
2012
Boshears, Paul. Object-Oriented Philosophy and Performance Art. In Media Res September.
Allen, Jamie; Michael Austin; Paul Boshears; Paul Ennis; Thomas Gokey; Robert Jackson.
Discussions Before an Encounter. continent. 2 (2): 136147.
Boshears, Paul. Addiction and Actants: The Autonomy Possible in Assemblages. American
Journal of BioethicsNeuroscience 3 (2): 5961.
Boshears, Paul. 'The Walking Dead' as Mass Shock Therapy. In Media Res March.
Boshears, Paul. Machine Love: The Companionship of Technology. In Media Res January.
2011

Rommelfanger, Karen and Paul Boshears. The Ethical Use of Neuroscience. American
Journal of BioethicsNeuroscience 2 (2): 1921.

Manuscripts in Progress
Boshears, Paul. Spectacular Agency: A Theory of Political Action for Everyone and No One.
Brooklyn: punctum books. (In Preparation)

AWARDS
2013

HASTAC Scholarship
(Humanities, Arts, Science & Technology Alliance, and Collaboratory)

2008

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

2005

Gold Circle Award. Columbia Scholastic Student Press


Perfect Ten Award. HOW Magazines International Graphic Design Competition

2004

Best in Show. College Media Advisers, New York


Best of Collegiate Design. College Media Advisers

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ACADEMIC RESEARCH EXPERIENCE


20092011

Europische Universitt fr Interdisziplinre Studien


Graduate Student, Interdisciplinary Studies
Thesis: Spectacular Agency: A Theory of Political Action for Everyone and No One.
Advisor, Wolfgang Schirmacher, Ph.D.

20092010

Kennesaw State University


Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Sociology
(NIDA Award Number 1R15DA021164-01A1)
Principal Investigator, Miriam Boeri, Ph.D.
Using an interdisciplinary approach that blends theoretical, methodological, and experiential
viewpoints to solve enduring social problems related to drug addiction.

20082009

Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology Graduate University (Japan)


Research Technician, Human Developmental Neurobiology Unit
Principal Investigator, Gail Tripp, Ph.D.
Clarifying the nature and extent of altered sensitivity to positive reinforcement in children
whose behavior is consistent with a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2014

Georgia Perimeter College


Guest Lecturer for Andy Rogers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Department of English.
Introducing Analects . ENGL 2111 World Literature I.
Introducing Dao De Jing . ENGL 2111 World Literature I.
Introducing The Zhuangzi . ENGL 2111 World Literature I.

2013

Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)Atlanta


Guest Lecturer for Casey Lynch, MFA, Sculpture Faculty.
Graduate Seminar: Critical Theory and Studio Practice.

2011

Eastern Mennonite University


Guest Lecturer for Paulette Moore, Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Practice of Media Arts and
Peacebuilding.
Pop Culture and Mass Communications. Visual and Communication Arts Department.
Graduate seminar: The Role of Social Media in Contemporary Protest. Center for Justice &
Peacebuilding.
Europische Universitt fr Interdisziplinre Studien | the European Graduate School
Heidegger, Art, and Thought: Introduction to Heidegger
Teaching Assistant to Christopher Fynsk, Ph.D.

2010

Europische Universitt fr Interdisziplinre Studien | the European Graduate School


Schopenhauer Living Disaster
Teaching Assistant to Wolfgang Schirmacher, Ph.D.

2009

Europische Universitt fr Interdisziplinre Studien | the European Graduate School


Cinematic Geopolitics
Teaching Assistant to Mike Shapiro, Ph.D.

2007

Accin USA (Americorps*VISTA)


Financial Literacy Coordinator

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STUDENT ADVISING
Undergraduate Students
Harrison Farina, Philosophy, Emory University
Emily Friedman, Art History, McGill University
Graduate Students
Nick Bable, Fine Arts in Studio, Georgia State University

INVITED TALKS
2014

Georgia Perimeter College, Sarah Larson Lecture


Atlanta's White Eschaton: White Flight and AMC's The Walking Dead October.
Emory University
Metabolizing the Psychic Legacy of White Flight in Atlanta Zombies and Zombethics 3rd Annual
Symposium. Emory Center for Ethics, October.
Consulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta, Goethe Zentrum/Alliance Franaise
Invited discussant. The Substance: Albert Hofmann's LSD. Martin Witz, dir. The Atlanta Science Tavern.
London School of Economics
Rudderless Piloting, Unwavering Pivoting, Governing without Coercion Governing Academic Life.
June.
Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies ISSN: 1923-5615
Embrace the Spontaneity Special video-based edition of the journal 2014. 0: What Is Anarchist
Studies?

2013

The Public School New York


Para-Academic Publishing as Public-making. The Public School New York. February.
New York University
Open Platforms, Para-Academic Practices, and Possible Futures for the University. Para|Sites:
Locations and Dislocations of Media, The 2013 Neil Postman Graduate Conference, February.

2012

University of Basel
The Aesthetics of Para-Academic Practice. Aesthetics in the 21st Century. September.
Living Walls Conference
Panel Discussion on Gender and Street Art. Atlanta, August.
The Public School New York
Panel Discussion on Para-Academic Publishing. April.
Kennesaw State University
The Aesthetics of Protest. Peace Studies Department, March.

2011

{Poem 88} Gallery


What Is a Thing? Speculative Realism and Agency. October.
Roland Barthes' Camera Obscura and Franois Laruelle's The Concept of Non-Photography.

2006

Georgia Continental Philosophy Circle


The Step Back: Ethics and Politics After Deconstruction by David Wood. April.

2004

Georgia Continental Philosophy Circle


The Conspiracy of Life: Meditations on Schelling and His Time by Jason Wirth. April.

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CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
2014

Being-on-Drugs and Thinking Chinese Tenth Annual North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference.
Kennesaw State University, March.

2013

Mass Shock Therapy for Atlanta's Psych(ot)ic Suburban Legacy Popular Culture Association in the
South & American Culture Association in the South (PCAS/ACAS) Conference, Savannah, GA,
October.

2012

Marina Abramovic: What Is Present When the Artist Is Absent? Aesthetics in the 21st Century,
University of Basel, September.
Economimesis and Desubjectification. International Interventions, Symposium organized by the
Autonomous School of Zrich.
A Genealogy of Occupy Wall Street. Ninth Annual Suburban Studies Conference. Kennesaw State
University, April.

2011

The Challenge of Hannah Arendt's 'Banality of Evil.' Georgia Perimeter College, October.
Economy, Isonomy, and Autonomy: Becoming Ungovernable. International Interventions,
Symposium organized by the Autonomous School of Zrich and the Cabaret Voltaire, August.

2010

Heidegger's Profound Boredom and Addiction. Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society,
Atlanta, April.
Suburban Methamphetamine Use. Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta,
April.
Sites of Spectacular Agency: A Theory of Political Action for Everyone and No One. Seventh Annual
North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference, Kennesaw State University, April.
Identity Migration Among Methamphetamine Users. Society for Applied Anthropology, Mrida,
Mexico, March, 2010.

2009

Relationality and Identity Migration Among Methamphetamine Users: An Exploratory Study. Georgia
Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Morehouse College, October.
Heavy Bored Cyborg: Attunement and Addiction. Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition.
Seattle University, October.
Social Bonds in the Initiation of Methamphetamine Use. Seventh Annual Suburban Studies
Conference. Kennesaw State University, April.

2008

Graham Parkes as Social Philosopher. Third Annual Comparative-Continental Philosophy Circle.


EastWest Center, University of Hawai`i, April.

2007

Univocity in the Confucian Project: Mengzi and Zisizi. Fifth Annual North Georgia Student
Philosophy Conference. Kennesaw State University, April.
A Rhizomatic Zhongyong . Thirteenth National Asian Studies Development Program. Seattle,
March.
Gender Differences in Response to a Prejudice Reduction Program. Annual Meeting of the Southern
Sociological Society, Atlanta, April.

2006

Kudzu Kongzi: Harmonies Between Deleuze & Guattari and the Zhongyong . Fourth Annual
North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference, April.
Suicide Is Painless: Desiring Human Rights. Midsouth Philosophy Conference, University of
Memphis, February.

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2004

Toward a New Rationality: Levinas and Marcels Conceptions of Peace and the Other. Second Annual
North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference, April.

2003

Social Responsibility and the Confucian li : A Cross-cultural Investigation. First Annual North
Georgia Student Philosophy Conference, April.
Appreciating Values: Weber's Protestant Work Ethic and Master Kong's li . Sociology Student
Symposium. Kennesaw State University. March.

Conferences Attended
2013 Critical Juncture Conference. Emory University. March.
2012

35th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society. Nagoya, Japan. September.
The Nonhuman Turn. Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. May.

SERVICE
Service to the Profession
2012
Advisory Board, Itineration: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and Culture
2010

Referee, Deleuze Studies

20102013

Peer Reviewer, American Society for Aesthetics Graduate E-journal

20102012

Treasurer, Student Committee for the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA)

Service to the University


2014
Co-founder, Negotiating the Disciplines Project. The European Graduate School
2010

Co-founder and Co-editor, continent. ISSN: 2159-9920. The European Graduate School

20052006

Editor in Chief, OtherWise: a journal of student philosophy

20042005

Editor in Chief, Share Magazine

2003-2006

Vice President, Philosophy Student Association, Kennesaw State University

20032006

Selection Committee Chair, North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference, Kennesaw State
University
Founder & President, Campus Green Party, Kennesaw State University

20032004

Service to the Community


20112013
BURNAWAY, Editorial Board
20112012

Emerging Arts Leaders of Atlanta

2011

Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition, grant writing assistant

2010

International Rescue Committee, IRS VITA site volunteer

2009-2010

The Poncey-Highlands Reading Group, Founder

20072008

Accin USA, Americorps*VISTA

2007-2008

The Atlanta Prosperity Campaign, Representative

2006

The Anti-Prejudice Consortium, Research Internship

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GRANT WRITING
2014

$3,000 from Statens Kunstrds (Danish Arts Council) for continent. publishing.

2013

$5,000 from Power2Give for Art Papers, Inc. for computer upgrades.
$3,000 from Statens Kunstrds (Danish Arts Council) for continent. redesign.

2010

$20,000 from The Imlay Foundation to Art Papers, Inc. for ART PAPERS LIVE!

2012

Emory University Visual Arts Department and Gallery; National Endowment for the Arts' Art Works
Opportunity 2012NEA01AW for Creating Our Visual History: Re-Imagining Atlanta in the 21 st
Century.
gloATL; National Endowment for the Arts' Art Works Opportunity 2012NEA01AW for Liquid
Culture.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Comparative-Continental Philosophy Circle
National Communication Association
Popular Culture Association in the South & American Culture Association in the South (PCAS/ACAS)
Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition
Society for Applied Anthropology
Southern Sociological Society

LANGUAGES
English (native speaker, U.S. citizen)
Reading and writing proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, French, Japanese, Spanish
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REFERENCES
(upon request)