Assistant Professor of Conflict Management
Kennesaw State University
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Georgia College and State University
2019. "Navigating the 'Bureaucratic Beast' in Hurricane Florence Recovery." SANA/SUNTA. May 2, San Juan, Puerto Rico. With Erin Eldridge.
2019. "Gentrification and the Violence of Displacement," Fayetteville State University, March 20, Fayetteville, NC.
2018. "Documents in the Legal Gray Zone." Southern Anthropological Society. April 20, Chattanooga, TN.
2017. "The Bureaucratic Violence of Informal Conflict Resolution," American Anthropological Association, November 3, Washington, D.C.
2017. "Addressing the Structural Violence of Displacement and Post-Conflict Rebuilding through Gender-Relational Peacebuilding," War, Environment, Social Inequality, and Peace Studies Conference, May 27, Seville, Spain.
2017. "The Violence of Displacement: How Forced Migration Challenges Identity and Community," Northern Kentucky University, January 30, Newport, KY.
2019-Present. Chair, Committee on Sexual Harassment and Assault, Southern Anthropological Society.
2018-Present. Secretary-Treasurer, Southern Anthropological Society.
2018-Present. Disaster Action Team Member, American Red Cross.
2018-2019. Member, Institutional Review Board.
2016-2019. Representative, Regent's Advisory Committee for Anthropology, Georgia Board of Regents.
2018-2019. Co-Organizer, "Tackling the Refugee Crisis: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue" Event Series.
2018-2019. Reviewer, NSF GRFP.
2016-2018. Reviewer. Mandela Washington Fellowship.
Teaching Conflict Theory at Kennesaw State University. August 2019. Photo Courtesy of Dr. Sherrill Hayes.
FUNDING, HONORS, AND AWARDS
2018. Finalist, Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty, Brown University's Howard T. Swearer Center.
2018. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant, Georgia College, $2,075.
2018. Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Government and Sociology, Georgia College.
2017. Faculty Research Grant, Georgia College, $1,201.
2017. Coverdell Public Policy Fellow, Georgia College, $2,000.
2016. College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Development Award, Georgia College, $1,054.
2015. Yates Dissertation Fellowship, $10,000.
2015. Thomas Family Fellowship, $15,000.
Montana Phalan, anthropology student at Georgia College, presents research on experiences and perceptions of predatory lending and poverty in Milledgeville, GA at the Georgia College Research Conference, 2019.