L. Paul Strait
strait [at] usc [dot] edu
L. Paul Strait is currently completing a dissertation on the controversies surrounding the development of the next edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). His research interests include the rhetoric and sociology of science, applied (informal) epistemology, the rhetoric of human rights and war crimes, argumentation theory, and social theory (especially as developed by the Frankfurt School). In addition to his research, Paul is an assistant coach of the Trojan Debate Society.