June 18, 2009
Instructor to pursue Ph.D at Virginia Tech
Wanda Fenimore, adjunct instructor in communication studies at Randolph College, has begun course work towards a doctor of philosophy degree at Virginia Tech as part of the Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical and Cultural Thought (ASPECT).
ASPECT, now in its second year, seeks to engage scholarly theory with issues such as state sovereignty, religion and politics, comparative ethics, radical, plural and other forms of democracy, material culture, science and technology, corporate and non-corporate models of globalization, identity and difference, environmental crisis, global civil society and the ethics of place, national and comparative perspectives on race, racialization, and nativism, bio-ethics and bio-power, gender and sexuality, or analytic approaches to power and justice.
Fenimore hopes to apply the principles and theories of the program to the courses she teaches at Randolph. In Fall 2009, she will teach "Exploring Media Theories" and "Communication Technologies and Culture."