I'm a third-year PhD student, in history of art. If that's interesting I can explain my thesis but I'll spare you all the detail here. I'm aiming to finish by the deadline of October 2014 but hopefully a little sooner.
Politics are important to me, I would call myself libertarian communist or anarchist. That includes trying to be anti-racist, feminist, queer-friendly, and green.
Being a student I'm relatively poor for somebody of my age and level of education, and while I'm fairly sure that will improve at some point, I couldn't say when, as employment prospects for humanities academics aren't great these days. So if you're looking for someone with a good steady income, who isn't likely to move to another city or emigrate in search of a job when the time comes, then I'm probably not the person for you! On the other hand, if you think that sounds romantic and exciting, well great! :-P
As far as sex and gender goes, I'm only really attracted to women, but "straight" might be a bit of a misnomer, in that I'm curious to experiment with kink, and open-minded about alternative relationship arrangements that might help with that. I'm not averse to having a monogamous long-term relationship, (in fact I think it could be quite nice!), but I wouldn't really want to settle down with somebody who is hoping to start a family in the next few years (my poverty is also a factor there!)...