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Bio

My Story

Hello! My name is Dr. David Tamez. My dissertation, earned at the University of Kansas, presents a normative theory of judicial decision-making that formalizes considerations of both legal and extra-legal reasons. Although my area of expertise falls within legal theory and normative ethics,  I have also recently focused on the intersection of law and technology as it pertains to courts and judges.

Currently, I serve as Assistant Research Professor and Research Program Director for the Institute for Information Sciences at the University of Kansas. 

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Educational Background

What I’ve Learned

August 2015 - December 2023

PhD in Philosophy

University of Kansas

August 2013 - December 2015

Master of Arts in Applied Philosophy and Ethics

Texas State University

August 2007 - December 2011

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religious Studies

Saint Edward's University

Fellowships and Residencies

May 2019 - August 2019

Summer Applied Humanities Fellow

Served as Humanities Fellow with the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

  • Assisted with Summer Mural Project

  • Oversaw selection process of both locations and artists

  • Selected 3 teams of artists to complete 3 murals which can now be seen on Independence Ave. in Kansas City

  • Worked closely with NEKCCoC Director to communicate with artists and potential sponsors

  • Ran social media campaign for the Summer Mural Project

July 2020 - August  2020

Podcasting the Humanities Summer Residency

Selected by the University of Kansas to participate in the National Humanities Center's summer residency program Podcasting the Humanities

Public & Digital Humanities Projects

Background & Expertise

January 2018- present

Founder, Director, Producer, Lawrence Talks, Inc.

Founded and currently direct all operations including: producing and hosting the Lawrence Talks podcast, curating and writing articles for the blog section, and developing community partnerships

August 2020 - Present

Producer, Host, Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities

Host and producer of the IDRH DigitalKS Podcast. Conduct interviews with KU scholars about their DH projects.

August 2019 - May 2020

Research Assistant, Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities - University of Kansas

  • Assisted with developing programs and workshops for general academic audiences

  • Developed, produced, and hosted DigitalKS Podcast: Explores Digital Humanities Projects and their inCuence on social justice matters

  • Developed and Produced the Digital Humanities -orner N A monthly blog about DH and DH projects on campus

Public Humanities Skills

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Podcast Producer

Audio Editing

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Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Community-Engaged Research and Learning

2020

Awarded by the University of Kansas and the Center for Service Learning

Project Showcase

Have a look at my projects below to get an idea of what I’ve worked on, how I implement my skills, and my approach from concept to execution. Reach out if you’d like to learn more about a specific project.

Lawrence Talks, Inc.

Community, Philosophy, and Conversation

Lawrence Talks is a community based humanities project. Through the lens of philosophical discussions, I seek to engage with the community of Lawrence, KS by speaking with local members about issues that are most pressing to the city.

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