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Meet one of the most recent additions to the DOECL’s faculty: Graham Culbertson. Professor Culbertson received their B.A. in English and Film Studies at the University of South Carolina and their M.A. and Ph.D. in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Professor Culbertson’s current research focuses on “anarchism, less as a political philosophy and more as a spirit of freedom, creativity, and cooperation.” In addition, they are also working on a book, Batman vs. Anarchism, about the way that Batman stories deploy anarchism as a potential route for Bruce Wayne that ultimately must never be taken.

Professor Culbertson’s podcast, Everyday Anarchism, brings authors, activists, and academics from all over the world together to discuss this broad sense of anarchism, covering everything from the anarchic roots of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings to contract grading in the composition classroom to sourdough bread.

When speaking to what drew Professor Culbertson back to UNC, they note: “I’ve long loved the approach to composition, especially digital composition, that I learned working with Dan Anderson.”

A fun fact about Professor Culbertson is that they support the second division German soccer team FC St. Pauli due to their left-wing values.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Professor Culbertson!

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