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Richard Musselwhite

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Visiting Assistant Professor
(919) 530-6374
(919) 530-7991
322 Farrison-Newton Communications Building


Richard Musselwhite researches continental philosophy, religions in South Asia, and international non-governmental organizations. Working historically, literarily, and ethnographically, Professor Musselwhite studies how ideological organizations exercise authority among adherents and their wider social worlds. In the classroom, Dr. Musselwhite improves critical thinking skills through intensive writing exercises in all of his courses, including logic, introduction to philosophy, ethics, world religions, and first-year composition courses.


PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2009
MA University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2002
BA University of California, Davis 1986


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Selected Publications

1. Musselwhite, R. T. (2009). Possessing Knowledge: Organizational Boundaries among the Brahma Kumaris. Doctoral Dissertation.
2. Musselwhite, R. T. (2002). Kriya Yoga: Media and Institutions. Masters Thesis.
3. Musselwhite, R. T. (2001). Domesticating Virtue. Exhibition Catalog, Ackland Museum.
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