Seth M. Walker
Seth launched Nomos Journal in 2012 with Stephen G. Wright. His particular areas of research interest include philosophy and religion in popular culture, new media, remix studies, pirate politics, and the religious dimensions of alcohol production/consumption. Seth is currently working on his PhD in Religion at the University of Denver. His work has appeared in Salon, PopMatters, various academic journals (most recently, Transformative Works and Cultures and Culture and Religion), and assorted popular culture and philosophy volumes (most recently, The Americans and Philosophy and American Horror Story and Philosophy). When Seth is not reading or writing, he's usually tending his meager garden, traveling, or making his way up Colorado's 14ers. He's also a connoisseur of beer and mead, and has been a homebrewer for several years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.