I love to teaching and research political questions. This coming semester, I'll be working with a group of youngsters exploring comparative politics and trying to teach them how to write. I'll also be teaching a course on EU politics. (Try to contain your enthusiasm!)
I also love to travel and, thankfully, get to do a lot of it for my job and my research. My most recent new adventures were hiking in Corsica, exploring the wine country in Portugal and soaking in the sun in Culebra...all beautiful! Next trips are to The Netherlands and France, where I lived for several years, and to Luxembourg. Looking forward to going back and combining work with catching up with old friends.
One of my goals for 2016 is to explore my new home city of Cincinnati....so far, it's been all work and no play!
going with the flow (especially when traveling...you name the travel mishap and I assure you it's happened to me)
debating/arguing (depending on how you view it)
genuinely seeing the best in others
movies: Miss Congeniality (don't judge!); The Big Lebowski; Platoon; Wag the Dog; Girl, Interrupted; Goodbye Lenin; The Lives of Others; Almost Famous; Stand by Me; Bull Durham; The Natural; Dead Poets Society
shows: Battlestar Galactica; West Wing; Ally McBeal; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Weeds; Friday Night Lights; MI-5; How I Met Your Mother; Homeland; Gilmore Girls; Veronica Mars; The Daily Show
music: Bob Dylan; Tori Amos; Jonny Cash; The Rolling Stones; Ben Folds; Gillian Welsh; Madonna; James Taylor; Lucinda Williams; Willy Nelson; Janis Ian...I guess I like a little of everything but as my list reveals, my favs are in the folk genre....
....and on a related note, i'm an NPR junkie!
food: anything goes....the spicier, the better!
a stiff drink
a good laugh
heading out of town