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Comstock, Cathy Senior Instructor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Comstock's research has most recently focused on social entrepreneurship and innovation and the promotion of nonviolence and sustainability. Her published work uses the tools of literary critical theory to analyze the construction of meaning in texts, both literary and cultural, and the implications for the dissolution of violent hierarchies within a culture. An important emphasis of her work is the use of nonviolent theory both in communication and in analysis of cultural dynamics and possibilities. She has also been researching contemplative pedagogy for years, a subject which increasingly informs her teaching and lectures.

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  • critical theory, cultural analysis, social entrepreneurship and innovation, contemplative pedagogy, nonviolence, nonviolent communication, literary criticism

Teaching

courses taught

  • FARR 1562 Gandhi's Satyagraha: Love in Action for Humans and Other Creatures (Spring 2019)
  • FARR 2002 Literature of Lifewriting (Spring 2019)
  • FARR 1562 Gandhi's Satyagraha: Love in Action for Humans and Other Creatures (Fall 2018)
  • FARR 2002 Literature of Lifewriting (Fall 2018)
  • FYSM 1000 First Year Seminar (Fall 2018)
  • FARR 1562 Gandhi's Satyagraha: Love in Action for Humans and Other Creatures (Spring 2018)
  • FARR 2002 Literature of Lifewriting (Spring 2018)

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