At the end of my first year at William & Mary, I made a list of objectives I intended to accomplish over the next four years. Among the goals I had set for myself was a series of conferences I’d like to attend to present my research. While I’d presented at conferences before, I was… Continue reading #ASA2022

Adventures in Minneapolis

I’ve been meaning to write about the Supreme Court’s recent decisions and their repercussions. But in all honesty, I’m still feeling too drained emotionally, so let’s take a look at some travel pictures instead. Last week I talked about the research I did at the Walker Art Center archives. As exciting and as important as… Continue reading Adventures in Minneapolis

Categorized as Travels

Labor in the Space Between

Last week I attended my first in-person conference in three years. Titled “Labor in the Space Between,” this event was the annual conference for the Space Between Society, an organization I’ve been involved with since 2019. As the title suggests, the topic of this year’s conference was labor. Since I’d already talked about labor at… Continue reading Labor in the Space Between

Automatacon, 2022

If you’ve been reading recent posts and getting the impression that I’ve been traveling more than usual lately, you’re absolutely right. Last month, Brandon and I flew over to Scotland so that I could complete my assistantship as the JDP Fellow. Less than two weeks after that, we traveled to Bentonville so that I could… Continue reading Automatacon, 2022

Crystal Bridges Museum

Over the years, I’ve been working my way through a list of museums I’d like to visit. Some of these institutions, like the Louvre or the Met, are world-famous. Others, like the Museum of Osteology in Oklahoma City, or the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia (this latter one hasn’t happened yet but it will someday) are… Continue reading Crystal Bridges Museum

Florida Adventures

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, Brandon and I have recently been on vacation. After the pandemic postponed our 2020 travel plans, we ventured down to Florida earlier this month to spend time with his family. Today, I’ll share with you some highlights from our trip. Brandon’s family lives in northern Florida, so we divided… Continue reading Florida Adventures

Dissertation Work, June Update

It’s been a busy few weeks since the last time I talked about the dissertation, so let’s get caught up. Following the approval of the prospectus and sketching out a tentative working schedule, I started reading more deeply into nineteenth-century mobile visual culture, including panoramas, magic lantern shows, and peep shows. Aside from learning more… Continue reading Dissertation Work, June Update