I used to live in post-colonial Williamsburg, but I've been bouncing from city to city as an itinerant postdoc for the past couple of years: Paris, Berlin, Berkeley, Jerusalem, and now Munich. I've had some great experiences in these cities, but it has made dating a bit of a challenge. I'm excited by the prospect of having the time to let a relationship develop should it want to, now that I have a longer-term position in Chicago---a city dear to my heart.
I teach literature and philosophy, and write about religion and politics in the ancient world. My first degree was in art history and I've spent a lot of time working in museums. I practice yoga intermittently, host dinners, attend the opera, and drink whiskey. I'm a big fan of Alice Water's "The Art of Simple Food"---it's like Rousseau's Second Discourse but with recipes. I'm pretty urban but want to spend more time in nature, so if you could help with that that would be great. It would also be fun to find someone with whom to go see movies at the Music Box.
I enjoy the research component of an academic life, but my real passion is for liberal arts teaching. I still have much work to do before I can run a seminar in a manner I'd consider successful, but so far I've loved every minute that I've sat in a classroom discussing a good book with a group of students.