Dr. Robert Guyker
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Dr. Robert Guyker

Robert W. Guyker, Jr. holds a PhD in mythological studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute (Carpinteria, California) and is an Associate Editor for the peer-reviewed online journal, Cultural Analysis: An interdisciplinary forum on folklore & popular culture in collaboration with the Société Internationale d’Ethnologie et de Folklore, and recently joined the editorial staff of Retrospective Methods Network Newsletter, based out of the University of Helsinki, Finland. His writings have been featured in publications such as Heidelberg Journal of Religion on the Internet, Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies, and Immanence: The Journal of Applied Myth, Story, and Folklore. He currently teaches Writing, Storytelling, Anthropology, and Art History at Studio School, Los Angeles.
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Robert W. Guyker, Jr. holds a PhD in mythological studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute (Carpinteria, California) and is an Associate Editor for the peer-reviewed online journal, Cultural Analysis: An interdisciplinary forum on folklore & popular culture in collaboration with the Société Internationale d’Ethnologie et de Folklore, and recently joined the editorial staff of Retrospective Methods Network Newsletter, based out of the University of Helsinki, Finland. His writings have been featured in publications such as Heidelberg Journal of Religion on the Internet, Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies, and Immanence: The Journal of Applied Myth, Story, and Folklore. He currently teaches Writing, Storytelling, Anthropology, and Art History at Studio School, Los Angeles.
Robert W. Guyker, Ph.D., is an Instructor for Hussian College Los Angeles, where he teaches writing, storytelling, and art history.  He currently serves as Associate Editor for the journal Cultural Analysis: An interdisciplinary forum on folklore & popular culture in collaboration with the Société Internationale d’Ethnologie et de Folklore, and is co-editor of Retrospective Methods Network Newsletter, based out of the University of Helsinki, Finland. Robert earned his Ph.D.  and M.A. in Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute. His research has been published in Heidelberg Journal of Religion on the Internet, Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies and his poetry has been featured in Immanence: The Journal of Applied Myth, Story, and Folklore. His areas of interest beyond mythological studies include folkloristics, digital culture, (virtual) ethnography, and game studies.
Robert Guyker, studied art at Montgomery College and the Virginia Commonwealth University, where he graduated Cum Laude. He has completed his PhD coursework in mythology at the Pacifica graduate Institute, and is currently in the early stages of his dissertation. He teaches classes on art history and the mythic imagination at Palos Verdes Art Center, has won the Pacifica Scholarship, and has recently been awarded a visiting research fellowship by Strong National Museum. Robert has published and presented on myth and gaming, his art has been shown in a number of exhibitions, and in 2012 he painted the cover for Pacifica’s annual creative journal, “Between.”
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