I'm an enthusiastic, witty intellectual who comes at life with a perspective and zest that can baffle the best of us (including myself) on regular occasion! I'm an ardent believer in social justice causes like gender and racial equity, anti-discrimination, and legal/policy reformation to match those goals. The latter of which is my field of study: child and family policy. I also ardently believe in living by Nietzsche's concept of the Pessimism of Strength.
My politics confuse a lot of people, and the best way I can describe them is by saying I'm an old-school (pre FDR) Republican. In modern terms, that would be a progressive Republican. The idea makes most peoples brains explode, and I'm always glad to discuss it (-:
I'm also an accomplished nerd, and not just in the traditional 'good with computers' way. I blend my love of technology and science fiction with academia. My best example is one of my undergraduate papers where I analyzed relationship narratives across various media: books, movies, TV, video games. I absolutely delight in culture, and look at it from multiple perspectives. Media is rich with culture and narrative that speaks about who and what we are, I absolutely delight in it, and even more so sharing it with others.