36 Washington, DC
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My self-summary
I have been moving a bit the past few years between New York and London but things have worked out so I will be settled in DC for the presumable future. I have been in DC for about a year now and it has been wonderful.

These days, I watch a good amount of film, and I make it to museums and art exhibits regularly. I'm also always on the lookout for public and graff art. I'm pretty eclectic in my musical taste and love a good show, but I haven't made it out to too many shows lately. I enjoy talking to people and learning about their lives - it is the best part of what I do for work. I also try to connect with community orgs that work with youth.

Most importantly about me though, I really love a good shrimp taco....something that seems more and more difficult to find the further I get from California.
What I’m doing with my life
I’m an academic. I teach in a school of education and focus my research on youth identities and politics. I've done a lot of youth political organising and education in the past, and still try to keep involved. Basically, I do youth cultural studies.

My work is nerdy, but I think it's really cool. I get to work with young people and still think about big ideas.
I’m really good at
Underlining a book, not maintaining my balance (physically), falling asleep in places I probably shouldn’t, keeping my nails clean, losing track of what day it is, cooking (I really do enjoy this more than most anything else), and polishing shoes.
The first things people usually notice about me
People often say my eyelashes, but I tend to think it is probably the confused look I often have.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I usually have my head in a few different books, although few get finished cover to cover. Right now I'm reading Everyday is for the Thief and The Savage Detectives.

Music: pretty varied, depending on the season--right now is kinda all over the place.
current playlist: M.I.A, D'Angelo, Bosnian Rainbows, The Mars Volta, De La Soul, Aloe Blacc, Zero7, TV on the Radio, Les Nubianes, William Onyeabor

TV: The Wire, Six Feet Under, Arrested Development, The X-Files, Battlestar Galactica, It's Always Sunny, Twin Peaks

Film: Do the Right Thing, La Haine, Donny Darko, Castle in the Sky, and of course Point Break and Reality Bites.

Food: I love a good meal--it is really what I do; when I'm out pretty much anything is game. I cook a lot and enjoy it. At home I tend to try to keep it fresh, using lots of seasonal produce from local markets.
The six things I could never do without
My computer (I wish this wasn’t the case)
The sun (it’s the Californian in me)
Close friends
A well made cup of chai
Good conversation
looking for sales on dwarf goats online
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why people do & say the things they do.
On a typical Friday night I am
At a film, show/performance, jazz club and/or spending time with close friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
i failed third grade. im not kidding.
You should message me if
You don't think it is a drag to wander a museum or bookstore, or go for a bike ride and want to enjoy a bit of the city together.