Paul Boshears earned his PhD (advisor Avital Ronell) at the European Graduate School in Switzerland where he has studied with Giorgio Agamben, Judith Butler, Jacques Rancière, and Slavoj Žižek. Paul's dissertation is concerned with drug addiction as a mode of technological relating and explores the therapeutic potential Classical Chinese philosophies present when thinking about addiction from this mediatic perspective. His research and studies have been conducted in East Asia, West Africa, Europe, North America, and the Deep South. Paul is Co-Editor of the journal continent. and sits on the Advisory Board of the Rhetoric and Media journal, Itineration. Paul's work has appeared in high impact scholarly journals across diverse disciplines as well arts publications and has received several national and international design awards.