Staff

Seth M. Walker

Editor-in-Chief

Seth co-founded Nomos Journal in 2012 with Stephen G. Wright. His particular areas of interest include philosophy and religion in popular culture, media and critical theory, remix studies, ironic activism, the religious dimensions of alcohol production/consumption, apocalyptic zombie narratives, absurdist/existential fiction, and animal and environmental ethics. Seth is currently working on his PhD in Religion at the University of Denver. His work has appeared in Salon, PopMatters, and various popular culture and philosophy volumes (Jurassic Park and Philosophy, Orange Is the New Black and Philosophy, The Ultimate Walking Dead and Philosophy, Alien and Philosophy, The Americans and Philosophy, and American Horror Story and Philosophy). He also served as Content Consultant for Animal Testing: Life-Saving Research vs. Animal Welfare by Lois Sepahban (2015). When Seth is not writing or flipping rigorously through pages of text, he enjoys serenading those around him with his mandolin and ukulele. He also considers himself a connoisseur of beer and mead, and has been a homebrewer for several years.

Ariana Majerus

Associate Editor, Essays

In addition to being one of the Associate Editors for Nomos Journal, Ariana also serves as its copyeditor. Rooted in Brooklyn, you can find her exploring her local neighborhood meeting interesting people and listening to their origin stories, usually with a good drink in hand. Armed with her English degree, Ariana is a self-proclaimed bibliophile, and when she’s not spending all of her spare time reading, she’s collecting personal narratives to share with the world.

Panagiotis Pentaris

Associate Editor, Articles

Panagiotis has recently completed his PhD in the Faiths & Civil Society Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London. His research is on end-of-life care, dying and death, and the interplay of religion and belief within contemporary societies. He is acting as a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) for the Department of Social Work and Integrated Care at Buckinghamshire New University, and a Lecturer for the Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. Panagiotis is undertaking and leading research in hospice care and death and religion, while his interest expands toward pop-culture, death, and religion.

Annette King

Assistant Editor, Columns

Annette has published short stories in magazines and a couple anthologies, as well as placed and won with a few of her scripts. She is currently attending CSU Global, working on a bachelor’s degree in Communication.

Garrett Wade

Photo Editor

Garrett is a professional freelance photographer whose work has appeared in numerous publications.

Brandon Chin

Columnist, Kyosei

Brandon Chin is a Jamaican-Chinese hybrid, and sees the world just the same: a mash-up of different stories. He spends his time asking questions through his writing. Music is his blood and he uses it to fuel his work. While working on permanent residency in Japan, he is currently writing a book per month for 2017.

Christina Wilkins

Columnist, Screening Belief

Christina Wilkins recently completed her PhD in English and Film at the University of Southampton. Her thesis examined post-9/11 religion and identity in American culture and how they are mediated through the figure of the vampire. Her other research interests include contemporary literature and culture, trauma studies, and sexuality.

Nyssa Hanger

Columnist, Lessons from the Stump

Nyssa is the owner and founder of Upward Spiral Therapy, a holistic healing business offering services designed to help others embody their potential. She studied creative writing with Gianna Russo, earned a master's degree in Religious Studies at the University of South Florida, has a license in Massage Therapy, and certifications in various massage modalities. In 2008, she co-founded the Open Mic at Cafe Hey to create a space where people could connect and have a space to be heard. She is working on opening her own healing center and sees her experience in academia, as well as founding a successful open mic, to be integral to the development of her business and her own journey of self-discovery.

Sam Mickey

Columnist, Sounding Sacred

Sam teaches in the Theology and Religious Studies department at the University of San Francisco, and has also taught in the Engaged Humanities program at Pacifica Graduate Institute and worked for the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale. He has published variously on topics of postmodernism, ecology, religion, and phenomenology, blogs at Becoming Integral, and is the author of On the Verge of a Planetary Civilization (2014). He received his PhD from the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program at the California Institute of Integral Studies.