Brian Kanouse, PhD
- Master of Arts in Critical and Creative Thinking
Dr. Brian Kanouse is an interdisciplinary scholar who specializes in the analysis of current modes of knowledge and power utilizing the philosophies of French Post-Structuralism, Critical Theory, Phenomenology and Existentialism. His research focuses on the intersections of ethics and the study of gender, sex and sexuality as understood within the bio-medical domain. Brian earned his doctorate in the joint program of Philosophy and Communication at Purdue University in 2010 and is currently teaching the Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking for the MA CCT program. Additionally, Brian is teaching Autobiographical Reading and Writing in the Thompson Learning Community (TLC).
PhD, Purdue University, 2010, Philosophy & Communication Joint Program
Masters Degree, Purdue University, 2006, Philosophy
Bachelor of Arts, University of Portland, 2001, Dual Major: Philosophy and Theology
Areas of Specialization
- Social and Political Philosophy, French Post-structuralism, Gender Studies, Phenomenology and Existentialism
- Critical/Cultural Communication, Social Movements, Rhetoric and Speech Communication
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Critical and Creative Thinking
- Gender Studies
- Kanouse, B. (2010), “Transforming diagnosis: A post-structural critique of the pathologization of transgender identity,” Indiana: Purdue Electronic Publications. DOI: 859395384.
- Kanouse, B. (2009), “The post-structural effect on the life-world: Re-thinking critical subjectivity and ethics through existential performance and the constitutive power of performativity.” Existentialism and Phenomenology in the Twentieth Century. Ed. A.-T. Tymieniecka. Analecta Husserliana, Kluwer Academic Publisher, vol. 104, pp. 315-334.
- Speech Writer, “Becoming a Socially Conscious Consumer,” O’Hair, D, Stewart, R. and Rubenstein, H. (2014) A Speaker’s Guidebook, 6th Edition, New York: Bedford St. Martin’s.
- Speech Writer, “The Use of Social Media for Fostering Group Identification and Organizing Social Movements,” O’Hair, D, Stewart, R. and Rubenstein, H. (2014) A Speaker’s Guidebook, 6th Edition, New York: Bedford St. Martin’s.
- Speech Writer, Social/Political Speech Examples, O’Hair, D., Wiemann, M., Teven, J., and Mullin D. (2015), Real Communication: An Introduction, Third Edition, New York: Bedford St. Martin’s.
- Speech Writer, Social/Political Speech Examples, McCornack, S. and Ortiz, J. (2015). Choices & Connections: An Introduction to Communication, New York: Bedford St. Martin’s.
- Creator, Contributor and Editor, Kanouse, B. (2015) Public Speaking Student Workbook, Keene State College, 2015