Excursions: St. Augustine

As I have hinted in some of my more recent posts, Brandon and I recently took a trip that doubled as a belated honeymoon and a first-anniversary celebration. The destination? St. Augustine. Let’s take a look at what we did on our trip. Why St. Augustine? Brandon and I picked St. Augustine for a couple… Continue reading Excursions: St. Augustine

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Excursions: Pittsburgh

Getting Out Brandon and I love traveling together. While we both travel on our own for work, we rarely get to do so as a couple. Yet we like visiting new places together, both for the opportunity to try new things, and to reflect on our current life and potential changes we could make to… Continue reading Excursions: Pittsburgh

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Roswell Revisited

“It’s nice to see you again too,” I grumbled as yet another dust-clotted gale threatened to shove me off the airport walkway. Who needs expensive facial treatments, I thought sardonically, when you can get sand-blasted exfoliation for free, courtesy of New Mexico’s relentless spring winds? I’d just flown into Roswell, where the gusts had become… Continue reading Roswell Revisited


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

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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