Rufus Burnett, Jr.
First Year of Studies Academic Advisor
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professional Specialist
Dr. Burnett is an academic advisor inthe University of Notre Dame’s First Year of Studies (FYS) and holds the rank of assistant professional specialist. His advisees are primarily students who intend to pursue a major in the Mendoza College of Business and the College of Engineering.
Dr. Burnett has earned a B.A. in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana, an M.A. in Religious Studies from Loyola University New Orleans, and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University. His dissertation, Decolonizing Revelation: A Spatial Reading of the Blues, was selected for the Duquesne University Distinguished Dissertation Award for the Humanities and a book-length version of the work is forthcoming with Fortress Press.
Dr. Burnett's general research interests include liberation theologies, coloniality, critical pedagogy and cultural anthropology. His current work focuses on subaltern knowledge(s) and how they inform approaches to academic advising. He has taught courses in Theology and Religious Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana, Georgia State University Perimeter College, and Duquesne University. Before joining Notre Dame, Dr. Burnett also worked in Advising and Counseling at Georgia State University Perimeter College.
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