Mythology, Popular Culture, Comparative Religions, Literature, Fine Arts, Horror, Fantasy, Dystopia, Retro-Futurism, Science Fiction, Pulp Fiction, Cultural Anthropology.
EducationPacifica Graduate Institute, Carpenteria CA
Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology
Dissertation: “Howling in the Dark: Werewolf as American Shadow”
Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpenteria CA.
M.A. in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology
Comprehensive Essay Exam Titles: “Native Mythologies of the Americas and the Theories of Bronislaw Malinowski and Claude Levi-Strauss”, “Mythic Nekyia: Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland”, “Depth Psychology and Culture: The Werewolf”
University of California Irvine, Irvine CA.
B.A. in Cultural Anthropology
Areas of Concentration: Arabic Cultures, Popular Culture, and American Indigenous Culture
Senior Thesis: Pacific Northwest Indigenous Cultures and the Symbol of the Raven
Senior Ethnographic Research: Gothic Subculture in Southern California
Saddleback Community College, Mission Viejo CA
A.A. in Cultural Anthropology
Areas of Concentration: Cultural & Biological Anthropology
MembershipsModern Language Association
Popular Culture Association