Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I plan to be living and studying in Columbus, Ohio 6/1/15;
Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa 7/10/15; San Francisco, CA
Note: I plan to be a PhD student at UC Berkeley in the Fall.
--I'm a pro-feminist, queer, anti-racist social justice advocate. I
surround myself with people with similar orientations. I love art
--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
Personally I strongly believe in allyship and social justice work.
I thrive to build collective communities. 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 coffee/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.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I spend most of my time reading lots and lots of academic texts. I
study rhetoric and philosophy and art and art history.
--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
--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’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Cooking for elaborate dinner parties, finding my way around distant
lands, writing and editing, listening to those in trouble or need,
resolving problems, surprising people by anticipating what they
like, want or need. I'm also particularly talented at exploring my
partner's social and sexual pleasure -- I like finding out what is
--I like jogging and running under the stress of work. Music is my
secret joy. 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. However, because of school, I find myself doing
less of this.
--I like listening to music and staying in tune with
I find time to work out. Rather imagined, I am well-suited to break
I like planning trips.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Let's see? I would say my hair, smile and clothes. I can be simple;
however, I can be oriented toward the occasion. Get it? this means
that I am adjustable, in-between a state of unpredictable and
predictable behavior, and well-oriented.
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.
Rather stated, I think others notice that I am all about creating
communities, in ways that it becomes less about me, and more about
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Music: I love Hip Hop, R & B, Reggae, Neo Soul, and Country
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
Books: Too many to name here. I'll update soon.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
6. Ask me______
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
One answer might be the critical embrace of superbad sex objects,
that is, not just the "bad" but also the messy, category-defying
versions of sex and the ways in which it "happens in art," our
embodiment as feeling and thinking critics (sex objects ourselves)
with complexly embedded connections and how we come to be who we
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.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
My weekends usually consist of a few days of cycling, running, and
some time at the gym. Working out clears my head and is incredibly
relaxing for me. I used to do a lot of yoga and I'd like to get
back into it. I find that I spend more time at the library than I
do at my place. Coffee shops are becoming a favorite.
When I'm not there, I'm out getting drinks with friends. When I'm
not doing that, I'm on the phone with my mother who insist that I
call once a week. If I'm not doing any of these things, I'm
typically planning for the next week --with a pen, pad, and wine at
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I got a thing for the academic types.
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.
You should message me if
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you have liberatory politics and are able to check your privilege
daily with willingness and humility.
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