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EDUCATION

B.A., Mars Hill University: Religious Studies, summa cum laude (2005-2010)


PRESENTATIONS

“A Fitful Romance: How Fallacies about Love Lead to Injustices in Our World,” presented at the Mars Hill University Student Liberal Arts Mosaic (S.L.A.M.), Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 2011


“Mysticism Without God: The Need for An Anthropocentric Spiritual Vocabulary in the Existentialist-Humanist Sphere,” Mars Hill University undergraduate thesis, presented December 2010


“Trans 101: An Introduction to Transgender and Nonbinary Issues"


“Holding Space and Healing the Roots: Healing vs. Cure,” upcoming lectures at Mars Hill University for NUR 335, “Healing and Healers,” April 2020



PUBLICATIONS
“Courage in The Face of Trump,” blog post, Trans.Cafe, 2016


“There Ain’t No Rest for The Wicked: Rest as Aberration and the Criminalization and Racialization of Rest,” paper, accepted, The Religion Graduate Organization of the Department of Religion at Syracuse University Graduate Student Conference: “Aberrations”, 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19)



RESEARCH INTERESTS

Necropolitics
Queer Necropolitics
Western Death and Dying Myths, Cultural Practices, and History
Queer Cyborgian Mythologies and Meaning-Making
The Body as Source and Site of Physiological, Psychological, Sociological Healing



AWARDS, HONORS, SCHOLARSHIPS

Merit Scholar, Mars Hill University

Title III Undergraduate Research Grant (2010)

Dean’s List (2005-2010)


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 

American Academy of Religion

Alpha Chi Academic Honors Society

American Massage Therapy Association





COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 

CO-FOUNDER, The Clearing: An Emergent, LGBTQIA-Centered Spiritual Community, Durham, NC 2016-2017

MEMBER, Community Advisory Committee, Planned Parenthood, Durham, NC 2016

CO-FOUNDER and FACILITATOR, Ethos Spirituality Group, Mars Hill University 2009-2010





PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & WORK HISTORY 

OWNER, Mycelium Bodywork Therapeutic Massage, Durham, NC 2018–Present

BARISTA, The Durham Hotel, Durham, NC 2017-2018

CAFÉ MANAGER, Guglhupf Café, Durham, NC 2015-2017



REFERENCES 

Matthew Baldwin

Professor of Religion and Philosophy

Mars Hill University

mbaldwin@mhu.edu

Katherine Meacham

Professor Emerita in Philosophy

Mars Hill University

krmeacham@gmail.com


Marc Mullinax

Professor of Religion and Philosophy

Mars Hill University

mmullinax@mhu.edu