The following graduate students in the College contributed to RE: Reflections and Explorations. A Forum for Deliberative Dialogue, ed. Max Stephenson, Jr., and Lyusyena Kirakosyan, RE: 4 Reflections and Explorations 2 (Blacksburg, Virginia: Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance, 2017): Amiel Bernal, ASPECT, “Politics, Prediction, and the Rise of Donald Trump,” pp. 134–37; Nada Berrada, ASPECT, “‘Hogra’ and Youth Exclusion in the MENA region,” pp. 227- 31; Robert Flahive, ASPECT, “The Act of Killing: Reckoning with the Violence of the Past and the Stories We Tell,” pp. 299–304; Johannes Grow, ASPECT, “Hashtag Revolutions, Spectacles, and Politics” and “Empires and Barbarians: The EU and Violence at its Margins,” pp. 31-35 and 86– 89 respectively; Jordan Laney, ASPECT, “Beyond (internal) Colonization, Blame and Binaries: Towards a Relational Economy,” “Keeping our Hands on the Plow: A Personal Reflection on Organizing and Empowering Mountain Youth,” “What Machine Kills Fascists? A Critical Reflection on the Political Power of Sound in the Trump Era,” and “The Unnoticed Contextual Realities of Hillbilly Elegy,” pp. 14–20, 148–54, 173–80, and 213–22 respectively; Pallavi Raonka, Sociology, “Social Movements, Neoliberal Policy and Indian Democracy,” pp. 167–72; Mary Ryan, ASPECT, “Surveilling to Remember: The Impact of Technology on American Democracy” and “Good Government, Community, and Policing: Police Brutality and Civic Peace,” pp. 255–60 and 293–98 respectively; and Alexander Stubberfield, ASPECT, “Extending an Olive Branch: The Oath Keepers and the Paranoid Style in American Politics,” “Beyond Interests: Symbiogenic Resonance and the Democratic Subject” and “‘Fake News’ in Informational Ecology,” pp. 103–10, 246–54 and 277–82 respectively.
All of these contributions were previously published.