A. J. Nocek

A. J. Nocek holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Washington. Beginning in Fall 2015, Nocek will be an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy of Technology in the School of Arts, Media + Engineering at Arizona State University. His research and teaching lie at the intersections of Continental philosophy and science and technology studies, digital culture and aesthetics, and design and technoscience. Nocek has published numerous essays on media theory, artificial life, architecture, the history of biotechnology, and process philosophy. He is the co-editor of the collection The Lure of Whitehead (Minnesota 2014), and a special issue of the journal Inflexions titled “Animating Biophilosophy” (2014). He is currently working on a manuscript titled The Molecular Avant-Garde: Towards a Cosmopolitics of Scientific Visuality.


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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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