--I'm a pro-feminist, queer, anti-racist social justice advocate. I surround myself with people with similar orientations. I love art and museums.
--I study early modern and contemporary art with particular emphasis on the Atlantic and the crossings between the Caribbean, the Americas, and Europe.
--In my work I'm committed to a visual culture studies practice that considers not just images and imaging technologies (from photography to film) but also space, architecture, landscaping, and the built environment as historically situated, inter-related discursive formations.
Some people find me to be laid back and not the one to create dialogue at first. Sometimes I can be a bit cynical but I believe that it can be useful and productive in various situations. I spent most of my life traveling around the world.
I like to laugh and make other people laugh.
I'm into movies and hiking.
Because I teach, I would rather spend time shopping for tea under the stress of grading.
I'm a friend, brother and writer.
I've spent time in relationships; I've spent time not.
Love has always saved me, perhaps in ways I least expected.
--I like fiction, non-fiction and poetry. All this means that I like narratives -analyzing the ways in which stories/plots develop, take significant turns, and mobilize us in various directions. I also like listening to and reading oral histories of people who embody stories of the past.
--I write, travel and teach. I love learning about things about which I know nothing at all and so every new project is usually about something about which I know very little -- but by the end I know a lot! I'm always looking for the next intellectual challenge.
--Some of the traveling I do is oriented around sites of attraction that speak to not just the politics of location and space, but also of people and bodies. All of us got a story, right?
Of course, I've found it to be a pleasure to read all the stuff that I like, in addition to getting funding to do it.
Other things about me:
...I do not follow a script.
I would like to be more structured.
I do not organically create goals. I would rather not know what the future will hold. By this same logic, I am able to be more imaginative and action-oriented in the present.
--I like jogging and running under the stress of work. I find time to work out. I like to think that I'm a true friend and sometimes it is hard for me to let people go.
--I cling onto what I desire, what I want, even when it's not good for me. Ok, that isn't good, right? I like listening to others. I can be a source of empowerment for people who need someone to sort out their mess.
--I like listening to music and staying in tune with politics.
So if people notice something about me, it would be that I come prepared and I got the memo for the occasion. bring the beer? sure. do I drink beer? not really. bring the baked goods? sure. do I bake often? not really.
The Good Wife
Orange is the New Black
House of Cards
Food: I'm gluten and diary sensitive but other than that, I like trying new things. If I had to pick Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, and Middle Eastern and Soul Food are probably at the top of the list.
Books: Too many to name here. I'll update soon.
5. Glasses or Contacts
6. Ask me______
Even more, reading, writing, production, art, aesthetics, sex, politics are all things I care about: that is, I think about creating a world where all these things can coexist without oppression. I'm forever searching/thinking about/wanting the utopia that is forever out of sight, out of mind, but somewhere and yet nowhere at the same time.
I got a thing for runners.
I suppose the most private thing I'm willing to admit is that I'm private. In other words, I like socializing but it's rare for me to speak about my personal life with others, even when they are close. Instead, I reveal information on a need basis and for me, this is the best way to share my private world.