2015            Ph.D. Political Science. University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.

                   Dissertation: Fight to Live, Live to Fight: Mapping Veteran Narratives of Violence in Peace.                                                             

2011            M.A. Ethnic Studies. Colorado State University.

                   Thesis: The Tea Party and the Discourse of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality

2009           B.A. Sociology & Political Science



2018- Bard College & Central European University. Visiting Professor. Bard Globalization & International

Affairs Program.

2017-2018          Central European University. Narrative Politics Post-Doctoral Fellow. International Relations Dept.

2014-2017          Colorado State University. Instructor. Political Science & Ethnic Studies Depts. 

2012-2014          University of Hawai‘i. Graduate Teaching Instructor.




Schrader, B. (2018) “American Snipers: Positionality in Embodied War Imaginaries” Review of Human Rights,Vol. 3, No. 1, Winter 2017, 43-64

Schrader, B. (2017) The Affect of Veteran Activism. Critical Military Studies. Routledge.

Schrader, B. (2014) Auto-Archeology and Political Affect of War. Journal of Narrative Politics. York University Press. Volume 1. Number 1.


Schrader, B. (Book) Fight to Live, Live to Fight: Veteran Activism After War (Forthcoming: SUNY Press)

Schrader, B. The Soldier’s Contract (New Political Science)

Schrader, B. Cyborgian Self-Awareness: Trauma and Memory in Blade Runner and Westworld (International Political Sociology)


Schrader, B. Living War, Writing War, Teaching War (Book Project)

Schrader, B. "Get Some!" 1st and 3rd Person Entanglements of War

Schrader, B. NFL & The Betrayal of the Soldiers’ Contract

Schrader, B. Luke Cage vs. The Punisher: The Politics of White Fragility in Trump’s America


Schrader, B. (2016). Veteran Activism Against Trump. Flow (Online Media Journal).

Schrader, B. Driving to You. & Happy Birthday (Poems) Warrior Writers: A Collection of Writing and Artwork by Veterans. L. Brown and Sons Printing, Inc. 2014.

Schrader, B. Peace. (Poem) Critical Studies on Security. Volume 2, Issue 2 (Interventions section: Writing In/Security). Routledge. 2014.

Schrader, B. Becoming Revolution. Occupy Thought. (Media Commons Online Journal).



2017                       Ethnic Studies Graduation Ceremony Keynote Speaker
2015 & 2016            NTT Professional Development Grant
2015                       Jorge Fernandes Memorial Fellowship
2014                       Nobumoto Tanahashi Peace Graduate Fellowship.

2012                       UH Manoa Political Science Graduate Achievement Award

2009                      March Leader for the Fort Collins MLK day parade

2008                      Carl & Harriet Gilman Memorial Scholarship

2008-2010             Colorado State University Liberal Arts Dean’s List



2018 “CEU, Bard, & Hungary: Where we are now.” Bard Globalization and International Affairs


2014                        “Veteran’s Narratives.” Hobart & William Smith Colleges. For Veteran Activism, Gender, and the

                                Global War on Terror course.




2018                        Cyborgian Self-Awareness Trauma and Memory in Blade Runner and Westworld. European    

                                International Studies Association. Annual Conference—Prague, Czechia

2017                        The Soldiers Contract. Pan-European International Studies Association. Annual Conference-

                               Barcelona, Spain.

2017                        Liars, Traitors, & Thieves… Or Heroes?, and; Managing the Narrative at the RNC.

                               Western Political Science Association. Annual Conference. Vancouver, Canada

2016                        Affect of Veteran Activism. Cultural Studies Association. Annual Conference—Philadelphia, PA.

2016                        What Does A Sniper See?, and; Fighting Violence in the Ranks. International Studies

                                Association. Annual Conference—Atlanta, GA.

2015                        Fighting Violence in the Ranks; Service, Citizenship, and the “American Dream,” and; Occupy

                               Veterans!. Pan-European International Studies Association. Annual Conference—Sicily, Italy.

2015                        Service, Citizenship, and the “American Dream.” Cultural Studies Association. Annual

                               Conference—Riverside, CA.

2014                        Remaking Sense: Bullets, Rags, and Art. Cultural Studies Association. Annual Conference—Salt

                               Lake City, UT.                 

2014                        War Imaginaries and the Affect on Race, Ethnicity, and Migration, and; Autoethnographic

                               Political Affect of War. International Studies Association. Annual Conference—Toronto, Canada

2013                        Forged in War, Battling For Peace. American Political Science Association. Annual Conference—

                               Chicago, IL.

2013                        Occupy Veterans! Western Political Science Association. Annual Conference—Hollywood, CA.

2012                        The Clausewitz Inversion: Disrupting the Security Dispositif. International Political

                               Sociological Studies—Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2011                        Coming to a State Near You: The Tea Party & Public Policy, and; The Spoils of War: The M.I.C. &

                               Higher Education. Ethnic Studies Under Attack: Student Conference. Colorado State University.


2018 Military Veterans as Academics in Critical Military Studies and International Relations.

European International Studies Association. Annual Conference—Prague, Czechia

2018                        Enjoying War. International Studies Association. Annual Conference—San Francisco, CA


2018                        Military Veterans as Academics in International Relations and Critical Military Studies.

                               European International Studies Association. Annual Conference—Prague, Czechia

2016                        Veteran Identities: Students, Activists, and Politicians, and; Recreating the Suck. Cultural

                               Studies Association. Annual Conference—Philadelphia, PA.


2018                        Critical Approaches to Studying the Military. International Studies Association. Annual

                               Conference—San Francisco, CA

2016                        Recreating the Suck. Cultural Studies Association. Annual Conference—Philadelphia, PA.          



2016                        Veterans Experiencing Homelessness. Colorado State University. For Student

                               Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement office.

2016                        Ethnic Studies Methods. Colorado State University. For graduate Research Methods course.

2014                        Using Mixed Methods. Colorado State University. For graduate Research Methods course.

2012                        Ethnic Studies in Retrospect. Colorado State University. For graduate Ethnic Studies History

                               and Theory course.

2012                        GI Resistance. University of Hawai‘i. For English Composition course.

2012                        The Clausewitz Inversion: Disrupting the Security Dispositif. University of Hawai‘i. Political

                               Science department colloquium series.



(*Denotes Graduate Course)

Central European University, International Relations Department

(De)Militarisms*                                                                                                                                           Winter 2018

Critical Military Studies*                                                                                                                                  Fall 2018

IR in Action*                                                                                                                                                     Fall 2018


Colorado State University, Political Science Department

Contemporary Political Theory                                                                                                                          Fall 2016

International Relations                                                                                                                                  Spring 2017


Colorado State University, Ethnic Studies Department

Critical War Theory                                                                                                                                       Spring 2017

Perspectives From War                                                                                                                  Spring 2016, Fall 2016

War, Militarism, and GI Resistance                                                                                           Spring 2014, Spring 2015

Global Environmental Justice Movements                                                                                                          Fall 2015

Racial Formations                                                                                                                     Spring 2014, Spring 2016

Introduction to Ethnic Studies                                                                                Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016,

                                                                                                                                                      Fall 2016,  Spring 2017


University of Hawai‘i, Political Science Department

Politics of Media—Online Course                                                                                                                      Fall 2013

History of Political Thought                                                                                                Summer 2013, Summer 2012

Politics & Media                                                                                                                                             Spring 2013

Introduction to Political Science                                                                                                                       Fall 2012


Professional SERVICE

2018                  Supervise two MA thesis projects. Central European University. International Relations.

2018                  External Peer Reviewer for Review of International Studies

2016                  External Peer Reviewer for Men & Masculinities Journal

2016                  Osher Re-entry Scholarship Committee. Colorado State University. Adult Learner and Veteran


2015-                 Non-Tenure Track Representative for department faculty meetings. Colorado State University.

                         Ethnic Studies Department.

2012-2013          Professionalization and Development Committee. University of Hawai‘i. Political Science


2011-2012          Colloquium Committee. University of Hawai‘i. Political Science Department.

2008-2011         Curriculum Committee. Colorado State University. Peace and Reconciliations Studies.

2010-2011          Graduate Student Representative for department faculty meetings. Colorado State University.

                          Ethnic Studies.

2010-2011          Students of Ethnic Studies Raising Voices of Empowerment (SERVE). President. Graduate Student


2009-2010         Veterans Experience on Campus Exploratory Committee. Colorado State University. The Institute

                          for Teaching and Learning (TILT).

2010                  LeaderShape Institute. Colorado State University. Cluster facilitator.

2008-                Campus Step-Up: Colorado State University Social Justice retreat. Small group facilitator. (I have

                          been a facilitator for this retreat 5 different years)



2012                    Warrior Writer Facilitator Training. Veteran advocate training.

2008                   Social Justice Training Institute. Diversity training. University of Illinois-Champaign Urbana

2007-2008          Presidents Leadership Program. Leadership training. Colorado State University.

2006                   LeaderShape Training Institute. Leadership training. Colorado State University



2017                   Warrior Writers workshops co-facilitator. Pikes Peak Community College.

2017                   Veterans at Standing Rock. Talk. Community Group: Strength Through Peace.

2015                   Money in Democracy Panel. Rams For Bernie. Panel Member.

2015                   Confronting Identity and Privilege in Community. Workshop facilitator. For Fort Collins 


2015                   Talk: Feminism & Militarism. Rocky Mountain Women in Philosophy group.

2015                   Body of War. Film Facilitation. Community Group: Strength Through Peace.

2013                   Talk: Demilitarization. Farrington High School Peace & Justice group.

2012                   Watada Lectures: Alternative Veterans Day Forum. Panel Member.

2010                   El Centro Presents: Veterans Day Panel. Colorado State University. Panel Member.

2008                   The 2008 Democratic National Convention protests in review. Panel Member. For the Center for

                           Justice, Peace, and the Environment (CJPE).

2007                   When I Came Home. Film Facilitation. Colorado State University.



2008                    Tim Maddox. “5 Years in, Students Largely Mum on Iraq War.” Rocky Mountain Collegian.   

2007                    Chris Hedges and Laila Al-Arian. “The Other War: Iraq Vets Bear Witness.” The Nation.             

2007                    My War, My Story. Directed by Andy Blood. Wolfgang Productions. Documentary Film.

2006                    Anne Usher. “Drugs part of life in combat.” Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. 



2008-2009          Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement (SLiCE). Special Events


2006-2009          Associated Students of Colorado State University (ASCSU). Speaker Pro Temp, 2008-2009; Chief of

                           Staff, 2007-2008; Senator, 2006-2007.

2007-2011           Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). Fort Collins Chapter President.

2001-2005          United States Army. Calvary Scout.



2017 & 2018        CEU Humanities Fellowship (€30,000)

2015 & 2016        NTT Professional Development Grant ($1,000)

2015                    Jorge Fernandes Memorial Fellowship ($5,000)

2014                    Nobumoto Tanahashi Peace Graduate Fellowship. From the Matsunaga

                           Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution. ($12,000)

2012                    UH Manoa Political Science Graduate Achievement Award ($10,000)

2009                   March Leader for the Fort Collins MLK day parade

2008                   Carl & Harriet Gilman Memorial Scholarship ($5,000)

2008-2010          Colorado State University Liberal Arts Dean’s List


Veteran Issues & US Militarism

Critical War & Peace Studies

International Relations

Political Theory

American Politics

Ethnic Studies

American Studies

US Empire

Intersections of Identity

Media Studies


2015-                      Pan-European International Studies Association

2014-                      Cultural Studies Association

2013-                      International Studies Association

2013-                      American Political Science Association

2013-2014               Western Political Science Association

2008-                     Pi Sigma Alpha (Honors Political Science Society)

2008-                     Alpha Kappa Delta (Honors Sociological Society)



Dr. Michael Shapiro                                                                                            Dr. Kathy Ferguson

Professor                                                                                                           Professor/Department Chair

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa                                                                        University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Political Science Department                                                                            Political Science Department

2424 Maile Way, Saunders 640                                                                          2424 Maile Way, Saunders 640

Honolulu, HI 96822                                                                                           Honolulu, HI 96822

(808) 956–8357                                                                                                   (808) 956–8357                                                                                  


Dr. Eric Ishiwata                                                                                                 Dr. Irene Vernon                                                  

Associate Professor                                                                                            Professor/Department Chair                      

Colorado State University                                                                                  Colorado State University

Ethnic Studies Department                                                                                Ethnic Studies Department

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1790                                                                              Fort Collins, CO 80523-1790

(970) 491-7351                                                                                                     (970) 491-7351