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David M. Buyze is a Lecturer in the Master of Liberal Arts program at John Hopkins University and is also Associate Graduate Faculty in the Master of Liberal Arts program at Texas Christian University, Adjunct Faculty in the Master of Science Organizational Leadership program at Manhattan College, and Adjunct Faculty in the MA Global Community Engagement Program at University College, University of Denver.

He received his PhD from the University of Toronto, with MA and BA degrees from Syracuse University. His dissertation, The Aftertastes of Colonialism: Latin Americanism and Cultural Meaning (2005), utilizes philosophical inquiry and literary analysis as means to interpret the impact of colonialism and nationalism as represented in Latin American literature in regard to problems of identity in religious, racial, and ethnic conflict.

His interdisciplinary scholarly interests extend through the Americas to Europe, South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East in focusing on issues of conflict, identity, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, globalization, nationalism, and colonial/postcolonial paradigms. His thinking is deeply framed by critical theory, philosophy, and psychoanalysis as modes of inquiry, and he is particularly interested in cultural, social, and political issues of marginalization and how existential, social, and national dimensions of liberation can occur within literary and artistic forms of expressions. His work on leadership focuses on civic engagement, social justice, racial and gender inequities, and cultural and global challenges.

He was a fellow in the Schusterman Summer Institute for Israel Studies at Brandeis University and in Israel/Palestine, a fellow in the NEH Summer Institute, “Venice, The Jews & Italian Culture: Historical Eras and Cultural Representations,” in Venice, Italy, and received a Doctoral Dissertation Research Scholarship from the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has published the co-edited book entitled, Global Perspectives on Orhan Pamuk: Existentialism & Politics, and his most recent publications include: “Dreaming of Bowie” in Atwood Magazine, 2021, as a writer on music and culture for Atwood Magazine, and “The Question of Nationalism & Belonging” in Remembering Jewish-Muslim Encounters: Challenges & Cooperation, 2018.

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