I am “technically” a theologian, if scholarship is to hold such weight. I continue to work on a larger work of progressive feminist theology that marries my studies in violence research. I am a former long-time musician. I immersed myself into Violence Studies, with the belief that violence is not inevitable and that if society is to overcome violence, it must be understood. I am currently in a self-imposed regimented program and independent research related to sociology and radical geography. I have an extensive scholarly library that I have built up over the years. My research is based on my continued focus on history and literature. I am also incorporating my research on Violence Studies and Space and Place and some elements of cultural anthropology. It was challenging to design a self-taught program that I could do. Elements of research will be more difficult on my own. At the risk of being exceedingly presumptuous, if not arrogant, I coined the terms “biolence,” “Epitome scaling,” and “nuclear religiosity” in my sometimes available writings on post-violence societies and feminist theology. I have been writing poetry for roughly 30 years, but gave up on publication some time ago. I would still love to see that happen, but I am not writing poetry with that goal in mind. I am writing non-fiction, and sometimes fiction, with the goal of eventual proper publication, despite how late in life such acts would be. I am a fervent believer in a greatly reformed educational system. I believe that holds the key, or at least, a significant leaping off point to maintaining and initiating societal reforms. Yes, to many this is obvious, but implementing such an endeavor and to what extent it should be calibrated is something I have also worked on, through writings only (again, only sometimes available online). In the rare event that I need to be contacted, my email is self -at- richardjtilley -dot- space

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I have a Master of Liberal Arts from Johns Hopkins University (mostly philosophy and ethics courses, but not restricted to that. Also digital humanities, history, and master’s thesis related to feminist theology). I also hold an interdisciplinary liberal arts degree from Portland State University where I focused on Women’s Studies, Conflict Resolution, and Literature. Additionally I attended an HBCU, Bowie State University, where I majored in English with a concentration in Africana. Though I don’t hold the additional degrees I took more than enough classes for a BA in English and almost enough classes for a BA in History. It all started at community college believe it or not. From community college to grad school at Johns Hopkins. It was quite a ride!



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