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Joseph
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands · Member since October 2011
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Professor of Environmental Philosophy at Corvid College SF.

B.A. in Religious Studies from Boston University
M.A. in Hermeic Philosophy from University of Amsterdam
M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School
now working on a Ph.D

One of my oldest passions is xenophilia, more specifically the art of traveling (even if it is in one’s own neighborhood). As such I look to the French anarchist group the Situationists for inspiration and most usually find it. Even though it has been a while since I moved, I still consider Tokyo my home.

I co-founded Corvid College in Boston with Dr. Eric Buck and recently moved to San Francisco to open up another branch. Back in Boston, I taught courses on everything from Cyberpunk to Radical Environmentalism and am currently researching the work of William S. Burroughs. In terms of academic interests I primarily enjoy discussing religion, Western Esotericism, Occultism, and environmental philosophy/ spirituality (like Deep Ecology and Neo-Paganism). I am also interested in looking further into what has been alternatively termed ‘lifestyle anarchism’ or ‘post-left anarchism’. In terms of non-textual areas of interests, I enjoy Japanese film after 1950, zine making, American-British mod/punk rock, skateboarding films, and horror cinema.