“LEGO and Building Blocks of Thought,” LEGO and Philosophy, Eds. Cook andÂ Bacharach.Â Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. (August, 2017)
World Film Locations: Toronto, Ed. Ue, Intellect Books (April 2014)
“Arrested Development, Narrative, and How We Find Meaning,”Â Arrested Development and Philosophy, Ed. Phillips and Wisnewski, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. (January, 2012)
“Is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Popular Fiction or Literature?” Â The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Philosophy, Ed. Bronson, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. (November, 2011)
“Paradox, Dreams, and Strange Loops in Inception,”Â Inception and Philosophy, Ed. Johnson, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. (November, 2011)
“Time and Self on 30 Rock,”Â 30 Rock and Philosophy, Ed. Wisnewski, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. (August 2010)
â€œAlice and the Theory of Memory,â€Â Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy, Ed. Davis & Irwin, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. (January 2010)
â€œTime and the Meaning of Life in Heroes and Nietzsche.â€Â Heroes and Philosophy, Ed. Irwin & Johnson, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. (August 2009)
“The Use of Celebrity Men in Anti-Trafficking and Ending Demand Interventions: Observations on the ‘Real Men Donâ€™t Buy Girls’ Public Service Campaign” (with Sarah Steele),Â inÂ Contemporary Masculinities in the UK and the US, eds. Horlacher, Floyd. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
‘Real and Unreal Masculinities: The Celebrity Image in Anti-Trafficking Campaigns’ (with Sarah Steele) Journal of Gender Studies, 2015.
‘War Crimes, Wristbands, and Web 2.0 Exploring Online Justice Advocacy, Colonialism and â€˜Civilizing Missionsâ€™ through â€˜Kony 2012â€™'(with Sarah Steele and Yvette Pollastrini) Journal of Hate Studies, 2015.
â€œMore than just a famous face: Exploring the Rise of the Celebrity Expert-Advocate through Anti-Trafficking Action by the Demi and Ashton Foundationâ€ (with Sarah Steele), Crime, Media, Culture (December 2014).
Lectures and Talks.
Authors@Google – Arrested Development and Philosophy, with Kristopher G. Phillips [April 2012]
Authors@Google – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Philosophy [Dec. 2011]
Authors@Google – Heroes and Philosophy (my first ever book talk!) [Sept. 2009]
Merton History of the Book GroupÂ at Oxford University: “eBooks, Google Books, (and Printed Books): Reading in the Age of Digital Reproduction” [May 2010]
Oxford University English Postgraduate Conference: “The Boundaries of Literary Copyright: Questions of (De)Materiality in the Digital Age” [June 2010]
Reviews and Other Writings.Â
“We’ll Really Miss You, Mrs. K” — University of Wisconsin Madison’s Media Studies blog. (November 12, 2013)
“After Wonderland” – Review of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland,Â The Oxonian Review. (March 15, 2010)
“A Brave New Digital World?” – Review of Ken Auletta’s Googled, The Oxonian Review (March 15, 2010)
Some rare instances when someone asked me what I thought about something, and actually wrote it down somewhere!
On The Simpsons and Philosophy
KCBS – Radio interview on The Simpsons and Philosophy; with Paul Cantor [Jan. 8, 2010]
The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History – Some reflections on The Simpsons and Philosophy at Berkeley [Oct. 2009]
Politico – Some thoughts on politics and The Simpsons [July 2007]
University of Maastricht (The Netherlands) – Some quotes (see “Petition” link on the left of their site) on a topic that is very near and dear to my heart in higher education [April 2007]
Eureka Magazine – I really do not remember saying this, but the quote sounds smart so I won’t complain. I would really like to see the full article from this French magazine though … [March 2006]
UCLA – A nice article on UC Berkeley’s DECal (Democratic Education at Cal) program [Jan. 2004]
SF Chronicle – The Simpsons and Philosophy at UC Berkeley [March 2003]
On Philosophy, etc.
BBC Oxford – Radio interview on Alice in Wonderland, Hawaii, and other topics Â [July, 2010] [will post the audio clip, when I can figure out how to do so]
Authors@Google – with William Irwin, on “The Simpsons and Philosophy” and the Popular Culture and Philosophy book series [May 2008]
Twinkie, Deconstructed with Steve Ettlinger [Feb. 2008]