Daniel R
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Pasadena, CA
Joined 8/7/2017
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First major publication 2017 with the novel Coconut Versus by Floricanto Press. Writing on geek culture has appeared on The Millions and The Los Angeles Review of Books.

Been teaching composition, critical thinking and literature, with an emphasis on Dystopian Lit and SF/Fantasy, for ten years.

Been blogging about tabletop wargaming for over a year on TFGradio.com and Frontlinegaming.org.
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Daniel Jose is a public educator with over a decade of experience. He as taught ages ranging from high school to senior citizens as part of his tenure at a community college. His experience is wide-ranging, from literary theory and academic discourse to development composition and rhetoric. He has served in campus leadership positions, designed and implemented specialized curriculum for high school bridge programs, and he has extensive teaching experience in online delivery. His pedagogy focuses on creating student-ownership of learning and meta-cognition with an emphasis on utilizing literary and rhetorical techniques to engage contemporary and pop-culture texts.

Specialties

Tabletop Wargames; Tabletop RPGs, SF/Fantasy, Geek Culture, Video Games, Race and Culture, Education, Literary theory, Outdoors, Firearms, Politics (moderate viewpoint).

Interests

Geek culture, Video Games, SF/Fantasy, Race and Culture, Education, Firearms

Education

University of Califoria: Irvine

Daniel focused primarily on Science-Fiction, Fantasy, and Mythology in literature while also exploring psychology, history, biology and social sciences.

California Institute of the Arts

Daniel focused primarily on prose writing, genre writing, and the intersection of narrative and audience expectation.

His thesis was a 140,000 word speculative fiction novel on a second US civil war taking place in roughly 2020.

University of California: Irvine

Daniel focused his coursework on narrative, composition, and utilizing Young Adult literature in remediation courses.

His thesis was a 10,000 word essay analyzing Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower and its relationship to the zeitgeist of SF in the 1980s and 90s.

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Daniel Jose is a public educator with over a decade of experience. He as taught ages ranging from high school to senior citizens as part of his tenure at a community college. His experience is wide-ranging, from literary theory and academic discourse to development composition and rhetoric. He has served in campus leadership positions, designed and implemented specialized curriculum for high school bridge programs, and he has extensive teaching experience in online delivery. His pedagogy focuses on creating student-ownership of learning and meta-cognition with an emphasis on utilizing literary and rhetorical techniques to engage contemporary and pop-culture texts.

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Daniel Jose has published on a variety of topics, and his expertise ranges from cultural commentary to game reviews. He has published work on The Millions, later reblogged by The AV Club. He has published a review through The Los Angeles Review of Books, and he published through the online literary magazine Entropy. His work can range from in depth and dense literary analysis and cultural critiques to light-hearted reviews of video games, tabletop games, and other areas of pop culture. He is the primary copywriter for the website TFGradio.com, a gaming podcast with over 100,000 unique downloads.

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