In 2013 I defended my doctoral dissertation with Magna Cum Laude honors in Berlin, Germany in Media and Communication Philosophy. I started my Ph.D. at the University of Denver in Philosophy and Cultural Theory and finished at Europäische Universität für Interdisziplinäre Studien, European Graduate School EGS, Saas-Fee, Ringacker, Switzerland.
Media, Meaning, & the Legitimation Problem from the Eradication of the Meta Narrative to the Present is a book I authored and published with Atropos Press (Dresden, Germany & New York) in 2014. Working with my dissertation advisory committee at European Graduate School in Saas-fee, Switzerland this research project was my Doctoral dissertation.
“The late Jean-Francois Lyotard wrote that metanarratives, that is, the big stories we live by, legitimate our lives both as individuals and collectively, living within societal groups. Lyotard also explained that the metanarrative has been eradicated from Western culture and that efficiency (i.e. a fast-track to profit) is the only model left which leaves the current state of legitimation in a curious position. We are left asking the question: ‘What legitimates?'”