J. K. Fowler is a writer, editor, part-time professor in the sociology and anthropology department at Rutgers University in New Jersey, founding and managing editor of nomadic sojourns creative collective, doctoral candidate in media and communications at the European Graduate School in Switzerland, and member of the PEN American Center and the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses. He is currently based in Oakland, California. He received his master’s from The New School in New York City, where he primarily focused his studies within anthropology, development, and history of science, and received his bachelor’s in political science from the University of California, Davis, where he primarily focused his studies within political philosophy and history with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.
His is currently under contract to write a “based on a true story” book about an ex-FBI agent’s undercover operations in organized crime in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Chicago Heights, Chicago, and San Jose, California in the 1970s and 1980s.
Whenever he can make time, he is writing his doctoral dissertation, which grounds Gaston Bachelard’s work in Water and Dreams in “real-world” instances of irradiation, cloud-seeding, hydro fracking, and drowning.
He is an avid reader and writes religiously every day, some of which is scribbled on napkins and receipts, and most of which rarely sees the light of day. He also covers a number of cultural festivals and events around New York City, San Francisco, or wherever else he may happen to be, and often conducts audio interviews with philosophers, filmmakers, authors, economists, political activists, and artists on just about every topic one can imagine.