NCIS Welcomes New Members!

Welcome new members from Australia, Canada, Ghana and the United States!

After receiving his Ph.D. in English from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, Adam Lawrence taught at Cape Breton University (2010–2013) and Concordia University (2013–2014). Since 2014, Adam has worked independently as a researcher, editor, and proofreader for companies that develop educational curricula. His scholarly work examines folk narrative as a source for speculations on biological mutation. In addition to articles on folklore, science fiction, and philosophy, Lawrence has published film essays and poetry in Canadian magazines.

James Bukari, born in Ghana and living in the United States, sends along this video for his biographical background: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qajYg8V4Htw

A 40-year professional magazine editor, freelance writer, and book author, Colorado-based Jeffrey Miller has launched six magazines, served as editor-in-chief of five inflight magazines, and director of communications for AAA Colorado. Miller’s co-authored men’s health book, Facing Your Fifties, was included as one of three health books in Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2002. Miller’s book, Behind the Lines: WWI's Little-known Story of German Occupation, Belgian Resistance, and the Band of Yanks Who Helped Save Millions from Starvation, was a finalist in the history category of Foreword Reviews’ international Indie Book of the Year 2014 Awards, which included eight other history finalists that were from university presses.

Pamela Turton-Turner holds a Ph.D., in Art and Design Theory from the University of Tasmania, Australia. An independent scholar, Turton-Turner taught art and design theory, general philosophy and gender studies at the University of Tasmania from 2003 –2016. Her primary research involves feminist aesthetics and the semiotics of neoliberal discourses evident in postfeminist visual culture. Turton-Turner’s focus centers on the interrelationship between fetishized glamor and violence in popular media and its negative impact on the cultural encoding of female identity. Turton-Turner, an associate editor for Common Ground Publishing, has published scholarly articles and conference papers. In 2013, Turton-Turner, one of 35 nominated interdisciplinary scholars, was inducted into the Oxford Round Table at Harris-Manchester College, Oxford University.