Beginning during the very first term of graduate school, our disciplining begins, as we are guided toward performing our academic personalities in ways that will prepare us for tenure. My first introduction to this shaping aspect was
Graduate school has ended for me. I’ve been incredibly fortunate along the entire path, and i continue to be as i venture forward (i have officially begun a 2-year postdoc at Dartmouth). A number of
Jason and I are standing in line for the student and senior rush tickets for the San Francisco Opera. And yes, we are, as usual, the youngest people in line. It occurs to me
I made an off-handed comment on my Facebook page last night: Protip: If your book is not available in “preview” through Google Books search, i’m not going to read it, cite it, or make any
The gloriously brilliant and delightful Victoria Lawson and Sarah Elwood have launched the Relational Poverty Network! And they are already working toward the first public meeting. The Relational Poverty Network welcomes abstracts for paper sessions
I’m writing a chapter in my dissertation about the role of the Rockefeller Foundation during the US occupation of Haiti (1915-1934). The RF was rather reluctant to engage with the US Navy in Haiti,
I just got in a fight with one of my closest friends. He posted a picture of a young Thai woman who was running to take a picture of her friend holding a flag
One of the more disturbing aspects of my research has been the plethora of death and trophy photos that i have accidentally stumbled upon. Some of them were un-cataloged photos in an obscure NARA
I’ve been thinking a lot about death, lately. Not in a morbid way. Katie Gillespie and i have been talking about this for a long time. Her work centers on the life course of
Posted from NUS website: CALL FOR PAPERS (DEADLINE: 30 DEC 2013) This workshop is organised by the Migration Clusters of Asia Research Institute, & Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore. It also has
We recently moved to San Francisco. I’ve been struck by the ways in which people are pre-criminalized by the city. There is a sense that anyone who uses public spaces and public services are already-always
The 20th Annual Critical Geography Conference CFP is up. Conference will be held 21-23 February 2014 in Boulder, CO. Themes this year are, “Gegraphies Otherwise,” “Critical Traditions, Revisited,” “Decolonizing Methods,” and “Diversifying Geography.” The
I accompanied Katie on another research field site last week. It’s been a year since our last shared excursion. This time was different. I’m not sure why. Maybe i’ve learned more tools for compartmentalizing. Maybe it’s
Everyone says, “Make sure you exercise” when you first start graduate school. They’ll remind you at annual meetings about life-work balance. They chime in again at check-ins. It’s a constant topic of conversation over
I spent the better part of this morning reading a paper (as yet unpublished) by Andrew T. Guzman and Katerina Linos (both of Berkeley Law) titled “Human Rights Backsliding” and then attending a talk
I’ve been hunting for the documentation linking the Rockefeller Foundation with the U.S. military occupation in Haiti in the early 20th century. The story of Rockefeller in Haiti is old news. The RF was
My colleague, Katie Gillespie and i have posted a CFP for the AAG Annual Meeting in Tampa, 2014: Economies of Death: Economic logics of killable life and grievable death Organizers: Patricia Lopez (Geography, University of Washington) Kathryn Gillespie
We had a lovely chat last night with a colleague of Jason’s and his wife – a science education policy advocate. The question of eugenics arose – on the one hand, the long and
I found an interview with Judith Butler hanging around in an open tab on my computer this morning. I have no idea whose blog i plucked it out of two days ago, so apologies
I’ve been working on a paper from ethnographic work i conducted at a health clinic a few years ago, looking at the intersections of care work and care ethics through the binds of governmentalities
Oh, San Francisco and your 2nd summer!
Taking a day off.
I couldn't put a filter on such a gorgeous new friend.
NYC Public Library ruined me for all other libraries.
Because a trip to NYC didn't happen if you don't stop at Times Square at dusk.
Today's little buddy. He had the dazed look and fluffy tufts of feathers of a bird recently shoved out of the nest. Poor thing was strolling along the Ave