I have not written in a while, partly because I was narrowly and intently focused on passing my comprehensive exams last term (I did succeed). In the intervening couple of months, I traveled to Ireland to see my family and to commiserate over the trauma we all (regardless of citizenship) have endured since the election. I’m now trying to navigate a new year and political landscape while remaining on track, professionally. I cannot deny that my concerns for the United States impact my own research and work, and I’ve been looking for opportunities to donate, volunteer, and generally remain angry and active since the election.
This website is predominantly concerned with my professional life, but it will be inflected with my political (and, therefore, personal) opinions, at times. I will reveal my bias, but I think this is necessary. This is a very important time in the history of our country and we need to fight against the oppressive force that has overtaken the oval office. In the coming months I plan to post more about my work and the context in which I perform that work.