Publications and Presentations

Book Chapters

"Remix in Gilead"
In The Handmaid's Tale and Philosophy: A Womb of One's Own, edited by Rachel Robison-Greene, 77-89 (Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company, 2019; Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, Volume #123)

"A Month from Now, I’ll Be a Balding, Toothless Skeleton"
In American Horror Story and Philosophy: Life Is But a Nightmare, edited by Richard Greene and Rachel Robison-Greene, 131-143 (Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company, 2018; Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, Volume #114)

"They Get Them When They're Children"
In The Americans and Philosophy: Reds in the Bed, edited by Robert Arp and Kevin Guilfoy, 3-13 (Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company, 2018; Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, Volume #112)

"'Why Do You Go On Living?': Ripley-8 and the Absurd"
In Alien and Philosophy: I Infest, Therefore I Am, edited by Jeffrey Ewing and Kevin S. Decker, 198-206 (New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017; Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)

A version of this chapter also appeared in Issue 78 of The Philosopher's Magazine: "Pop Culture: Why Go On Living?" (58-64, 2017).

Review by Ray Blank at Sci Phi Journal, "From Facehuggers to Thought-Provokers": "...an engrossing study of the central character in Alien: Resurrection, the clone of Ripley that has also absorbed some of the alien’s characteristics...this essay does a superb job of reiterating the question in Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus and relating it to Ripley’s circumstances. Walker shows some flair by providing as good an answer, and as difficult an answer, as Camus might have offered."

"I Want You to Survive" and "If I Don't Save the World, I Have No Value"
In The Ultimate Walking Dead and Philosophy: Hungry for More, edited by Wayne Yuen, 31-41 and 135-138 (Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company, 2016; Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, Volume #97)

"You're Not Religious, Okay"
In Orange Is the New Black and Philosophy: Last Exit from Litchfield, edited by Richard Greene and Rachel Robison-Greene, 123-136 (Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company, 2015; Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, Volume #92)

"You Monkeywrenching Bastard!"
In Jurassic Park and Philosophy: The Truth is Terrifying, edited by Nicolas Michaud and Jessica Watkins, 167-176 (Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company, 2014; Popular Culture and Philosophy Series, Volume #82)

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Culture and Religion 19, no. 3 (2018): 329-344
DOI: 10.1080/14755610.2018.1466819

DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199340378.013.457

Transformative Works and Cultures 25 (2017)
DOI: 10.3983/twc.2017.1096


“My[Sacred]Space: Discovering Sacred Space in Cyberspace”
Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 22, no. 2 (Summer 2010)


Appearing in PopMatters



Appearing in Nomos Journal



"Papal Graffiti" (August 5, 2014)







"The Path Back Home" (March 8, 2012)

"What is Nomos Journal?" with Stephen G. Wright (January 1, 2012)

Content Consultant

Animal Testing: Lifesaving Research vs. Animal Welfare by Lois Sepahban (Minnesota: Compass Point Books, 2015)

Presentations

"Versioning Buddhism: Religious Traditions and the Remixing of Cultural Archives"
To be presented at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference, 2019

"Holy Piracy: Kopimism and the Sacralization of Information"
Presented at the National Communication Association (NCA) annual convention, 2017

"Refreshing Irreverence: Irony, Subversion, and Craft Beer Branding"
Presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) annual meeting, 2017

"Brewpub Theology?: Embedding 'Religion' in the Craft Beer Industry"
Presented at the AAR/SBL/ASOR Rocky Mountain-Great Plains regional meeting, 2016

"The Walking Dead and Philosophy"
Roundtable discussion, Goldspot Brewing Company, February 14, 2016

"The Anatomy of a [Zombie] Revolution: Warm Bodies and a Marxist Critique of Religion"
With Rachael Petty, presented at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference, 2014

"Undead Amnesia: Apocalyptic Discontinuity within the Zombie Mythos"
With Zachary Hyde, presented at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference, 2013

"Is Captain Planet Really Our Hero?: The 'Clumsiness' of the Captain Planet Mythos"
Presented at the Fifth International Conference of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC), 2012

"'Captain Planet, He's [Not] Our Hero': Aggressive Rhetoric and the Environmental Crisis"
Presented at the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR) regional meeting, 2012

“Ovila de Sierra Nevada: The Partnership Between an American Craft Brewery and Trappist Monks”
Presented at the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR) regional meeting, 2011

Hic Fribus Conficiat Ceruisa: The Economic Dimensions of Monastic Brewing in the Contemporary World”
Presented at the American Academy of Religion (AAR) annual meeting, 2010

“Authentically Trappist: An Enduring Tradition or Religious Nostalgia?”
Presented at the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR) regional meeting, 2010

“Broadening the Spectrum: The Religious Dimensions of the Rainbow Gatherings”
Presented at the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR) regional meeting, 2009

“Broadening the Spectrum: The Religious Dimensions of the Rainbow Gatherings”
Presented at the Graduate Research Symposium, University of South Florida, Spring 2008

Miscellaneous

Master’s Thesis, University of South Florida, Spring 2009

“Musical Spirituality: The Transformative Power of Popular Music”
Honors Thesis, University of Central Florida, Spring 2007