Without Ritual, Autonomous Negotiations is for Dr. Andrew Joseph Pegoda to write about culture, history, philosophy, rhetoric, teaching, writing, and much more and to engage in conversations with people in the process. (The current comment policy for this website is located here.) All of this is part of his commitment to public scholarship and to regular thinking and writing.
Dr. Pegoda specializes in History, Philosophy of History, Cultural Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Otherness. Put briefly, he studies how cultural artifacts (mainly film) unconsciously shape and reshape historical memory at the expensive of minorities. He is also doing background research for an article on the History of Neurofibromatosis.
Dr. Pegoda is a professor and currently teaches United States, Texas, African American, and Mexican American History part-time at Alvin Community College and teaches Introduction to LGBT/Queer Studies part-time at the University of Houston for the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.
Dr. Pegoda’s courses are interdisciplinary, are informed by adult learning theory, and are thinking, reading, and writing intensive.
Finally, Dr. Pegoda is queer/gay, genderqueer, physically disabled, and a survivor of many tumors and four surgeries. He uses these identities, in addition to his experience as an educator and scholar, to further embrace and model diversity and acceptance in the classroom and in professional and public scholarship.
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Last updated: December 2016