About Christopher Scott Rice

Christopher Scott Rice is a Full-Time Instructor (Lecturer as of Fall 2007) in the Department of Political Science at the University of Kentucky. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science with a Certificate in Social Theory from the University of Kentucky. His dissertation, Discourses of Sustainability: Grassroots Organizations and Sustainable Community Development in Central Appalachia, examined the work of several grassroots and community-based organizations in promoting community sustainability in the region. He has, in the past, worked as Research Director of the University of Kentucky’s Appalachian Center and as Program Director of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development. His current research focuses on the use of blogging, wikis, and other Web 2.0 technologies in political campaigns and activism. His writing attempts to blend the development of critical political theory with the construction of political ethnographies concerning issues of space and place. His teaching interests include modern and contemporary political theory, Kentucky politics and Appalachian politics. Currently, Christopher lives in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife, three children, a surly cat and a rowdy puppy.


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