James earned his Ph.D. at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. He’s interested in the interplay of popular culture and conflict: the philosophical conceptions of justice as they manifest in mainstream American culture; ideology and trauma; and music and conflict resolution.
James has worked as an educator, photographer and community organizer, and has organized workshops and seminars on Peace and Justice.
He has done research on Music and Conflict investigating efficacy of music as a conflict resolution tool as well as what conditions were necessary. He’s currently interested in Critical Aesthetics in peace and conflict.