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Paul Boshears

Education
2011 M.A. Communications Europische Universitt fr Interdisziplinre Studien | The European Graduate School (CH) Studies under Judith Butler, Michael Hardt, Brian Massumi, and Jacques Rancire B.Sci. Sociology, Asian Studies Kennesaw State University Summer study abroad University of Cape Coast (USA) (Ghana, West Africa)

2006 2002

Languages
English (native speaker, U.S. citizen) French, Japanese, Mandarin-Chinese, Spanish, Italian (Basic spoken and written)

Academic Research Experience


Europische Universitt fr Interdisziplinre Studien (Switzerland) Graduate Student, Interdisciplinary Studies 2009-current

Thesis: Spectacular agency: A theory of political action for everyone and no one. Advisor, Wolfgang Schirmacher Kennesaw State University, Georgia Research Assistant, Department of Sociology 2009-2010

Using an interdisciplinary approach that blends theoretical, methodological, and experiential viewpoints to solve enduring social problems related to drug addiction. Establish, enforce, & meet deadlines for manuscript production in peer-reviewed academic journals Qualitative analysis of interview-based data utilizing Nvivo coding mechanism Identifying and compiling relevant literature, articulating areas requiring further study and development 2008-2009

Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology (Japan) Research Technician, Human Developmental Neurobiology Unit

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 (ADHD). Lead translation team responsible for establishing ethical guidelines ensuring fidelity to translation Clarifying cultural artifacts and sensitivies in active comparative ethical programming Provided advanced statistical analysis using SPSS software Instrumental in developing relationships with crucial stakeholders at local, prefectural, national, and international presentations (including with the United Nations) 2006

Anti-Prejudice Consortium, Atlanta, Georgia Research Internship Provided statistical analysis support resulting in successdul funding for future grants

Grant Writing Experience


Accin USA ART PAPERS Magazine Atlanta Harm Reduction Center continent.

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Editorial Work
continent.: A Quarterly Review of Culture 2010current Co-Editor & Founder continent. is an online peer-reviewed journal that explores thinking across a range of media. Advisory Board includes: Simon Critchley, Erin Manning, Todd May, Ben Marcus, and J. Hillis Miller Currently developing a formal relationship with the Culture Lab of Newcastle University, U.K. Recruiting collaborators in the U.K., Brazil, Canada, Singapore, the U.S., and Austria. 2011 2010 2009 20052006 20052006 20042005 20032004

Referee, Deleuze Studies Peer Reviewer, American Sociery for Aesthetics Graduate E-Journal Strategic Editor, theavantguardian Editorial Advisor, Share Magazine Editor, Georgia Philosophy Series Editor in Chief, Share Magazine Literary Editor, Share Magazine

Publications
Books Boshears, P., D. Jones, C. Aflague. Eds. The Fool: Selected Proceedings of the Third North Georgia Philosophy Conference. Marietta: Luxor Media. 2007. Peer-Reviewed Articles Rommelfanger, K. BOSHEARS, P. The ethical use of neuroscience. American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience. 2(2). 2011.
BOSHEARS, P., Harbry, L., M. Boeri. Addiction and sociality: Perspectives from methamphetamine users in suburban USA. Addiction Research and Theory. 19(4): 289-301. 2011. Boshears, P. Heavy bored cyborg: Attunement and addiction. Journal of the International Association of Transdisciplinary Psychology. 2(1). 2010. Boshears, P. Suicide is painless: Naphtha, Settembrini, and Jaspers. OtherWise: Online Journal of Philosophy. 2009. Boshears, P. Univocity in the confucian project: Mengzi and Zisizi. Quinta Essentia: The Selected Proceedings from the North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference. (Bice, Jones, Swanson, eds.) Marietta: Luxor Media. 2007. Boshears, P. Kudzu Kongzi: Harmonies between Deleuze & Guattari and the Zhongyong . Interplay: The Selected Proceedings from the 2006 NGSPC. (Aflague, Jones, Swanson, eds.) Marietta: Luxor Media. 2006. Boshears, P. Toward a new rationality: Levinas and Marcels conceptions of peace and the Other. The Exquisite Corpse: The Selected Proceedings from the 2004 NGSPC. (Aflague, Jones, Sweeney, eds.) New York: Global Humanities Press. 2005. Boshears, P. Social responsibility and the confucian li : A cross-cultural investigation. Beyond the Box: The Selected Proceedings from the 2003 NGSPC. (Jones, Osoinach, Sweeney, eds.) New York: Global Humanities Press. 2004.

Poetry Nature's Mute Cipher W5RAn. February, 2010. Flying into New York City W5RAn. March, 2010. Ryland's lung A comedy Share Magazine. 2003.

Paul Boshears CV, pg. 3 Art Criticism Drawing in Rhythm and Time: Craig Dongoski at Whitespace. BURNAWAY. April, 2011. Selfish Media Archaeology: In the Studio with Craig Drennen. New American Paintings. March, 2011. Studio Visit with Jiha Moon. New American Paintings. February, 2011. Laura Poitras's O' Say Can You See? a meditation on mediation. BURNAWAY. December, 2010. gloATL and Luminocity Atlanta's Hinterland Engages the Crowd. BURNAWAY. December, 2010.

Publications in Progress
Articles Gibson, D., M. Boeri, P. BOSHEARS. Social recovery: An exploration of recovery routes among former methamphetamine users. Journal of Drug Issues. Submitted December, 2010.
BOSHEARS, P., K. Hughes. Identity migration among methamphetamine users: An integrating model of addictions.

Papers Presented
Heidegger's profound boredom and addiction. Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society. Atlanta. 2010. Sites of spectacular agency: A theory of political action for everyone and no one. Seventh Annual North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference. Kennesaw State University. 2010. Identity migration among methamphetamine users. Society for Applied Anthropology. Mrida, Mexico. 2010. ________________________ Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society. Atlanta. 2010. Relationality and identity migration among methamphetamine users: An exploratory study. Georgia Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Morehouse College. 2009. Heavy bored cyborg: Attunement and addiction. Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition. Seattle University. 2009. Social bonds in the initiation of methamphetamine use. Seventh Annual Suburban Studies Conference. Kennesaw State University. 2009. Graham Parkes as social philosopher. Third Annual Comparative-Continental Philosophy Circle. East-West Center, University of Hawai`i. 2008. Univocity in the confucian project: Mengzi and Zisizi. Fifth Annual North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference. 2007. A rhizomatic Zhongyong . Thirteenth National Asian Studies Development Program. Seattle University. 2007 Gender differences in response to a prejudice reduction program. Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society. Atlanta. 2007. Suicide is painless: Desiring human rights. Midsouth Philosophy Conference. University of Memphis. 2006. The Step Back: Ethics and Politics After Deconstruction by David Wood. Georgia Continental Philosophy. 2006. Invited Discussant Kudzu Kongzi: Harmonies between Deleuze & Guattari and the Zhongyong . Fourth Annual North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference. 2006. Toward a new rationality: Levinas and Marcels conceptions of peace and the Other. Second Annual North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference. 2004. The Conspiracy of Life: Meditations on Schelling and His Time by Jason Wirth. Georgia Continental Philosophy Circle. 2004. Invited Discussant Paul Boshears CV, pg. 4 Social responsibility and the confucian li : A cross-cultural investigation. First Annual North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference. 2003.

Appreciating values: Weber's protestant work ethic and Master Kong's li . Sociology Student Symposium. Kennesaw State University. 2003.

In the Popular Media


Radio AM1690-WMLB. ARTSpeak radio arts discussion forum. Atlanta, GA. Newspaper The Japan Times. Strength in cultural differences. Japan. (Ryukyu Shimpo) . Okinawa, Japan. Online Kudzu Kongzi Spectacular Agency the avant guardian Ghost Island
Sole author Sole author Strategic Editor, Contributor Contributor 2010current September, 2008 August, 2008 2007-current 2010 2010 2010 2010 2008 2006 2005

Awards and Distinctions


Departmental Scholarship The European Graduate School Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Best Comparative Philosophy Paper North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference Gold Circle Award Columbia Scholastic Student Press

Perfect Ten Award HOW Magazines International Graphic Design Competition 2005 *the only student organization that year to win this award Best in Show College Media Advisers, New York Best of Collegiate Design College Media Advisers 2004 2004 2010-present 2010-2011 2009 2008-2009 2007-2008 2007 2003-2006 2003-2004 2003-2006

Leadership
Invited discussant, art community building and outreach Treasurer, Student Committee for the Society for Applied Anthropology Founder, the Poncey-Highlands Reading Group, A philosophy and politics salon Translation Lead, Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology IRB development team Accin USA (Americorps*VISTA, a domestic PeaceCorps) Business Development Specialist/Financial Literacy Coordinator Founding member, the Atlanta Prosperity Campaign Vice President, Philosophy Student Association Founder & President, Campus Green Party Selection Committee Chair, North Georgia Student Philosophy Conference

Professional Affiliations
American Philosophies Forum American Society for Aesthetics Comparative-Continental Philosophy Circle Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition The Philosophy Student Association Society for Applied Anthropology Southern Sociological Society