Politics, post-modern culture, and criminality

The Hobbit: Christian Identity Found within J.R.R. Tolkien

2021 Cultural critique of Tolkien’s The Hobbit through identity politics (Amy Gutmann) and social behavior theories (Pierre Bourdieu) Ronkonkoma, NY

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit depicts Christian identity amidst a time of societal and economic upheaval (sorry for the poor audio).

TBI: Bad Brains Are Misunderstood

2020 Commentary on brain injury Ronkonkoma, NY

The complexity of brain injury is typically not appreciated; injury to specific regions results in individualized symptoms and outcomes.