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Joe Foy, Ph.D.

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Course/Subject Area: Humanities Confront Violence & Aggression

Joseph J. Foy received his Ph.D. at the University of Notre Dame, during which time he served as a Manatt Fellow for Democracy Studies at the International Foundation for Election Systems in Washington, D.C. His research interests are focused primarily on the links between politics and popular culture, and he has contributed essays in The Philosophy of the X-Files (2007) and Steven Spielberg and Philosophy (2009). 

A frequent guest on Wisconsin Public Radio, Foy's latest book, Homer Simpson Goes to Washington: American Politics through Popular Culture, was awarded the 2009 John G. Cawelti Award for best text book or primer on American and Popular Culture by the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. Foy was also selected as a recipient for the Arthur M. Kaplan Fellowship for significant and innovative improvement of instruction and service to students for 2008-2009.

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