What I’m doing with my life
I'm a California native who just relocated to Baltimore for an academic position. When I'm not reading or teaching Victorian literature I'm probably enjoying hikes, bikes, cats, talking politics, or urban adventures. I'm looking for friends with whom to explore this new city.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Victorian literature is work, but also pleasure: Walter Pater, George Eliot, Oscar Wilde, Richard Burton, Robert Browning, John Stuart Mill, Arthur Conan Doyle. Among the commentariat: Wendy Brown, Talal Asad, Saba Mahmood, Raymond Williams.
Music: Miles Davis, Brian Eno, McCoy Tyner, Justice, the Velvet Underground, Wax Doctor, John Fahey, the Go-Betweens, Them, Beck, Herbie Hancock.
My taste in movies is pretty catholic (in the dictionary sense of that word), but I still think that "This is Spinal Tap" may be the most perfectly executed film out there.
The six things I could never do without
A clean desk and a cup of black coffee in the morning
Miles Davis' "In a Silent Way"
My bike, or a bike
Bay leaves from my mom's back yard in Napa