I'm a graduate student in the History program at (The) Ohio State University. I'm originally from Washington state, but in the last three years I've managed to make Columbus my home. Columbus is a great place, with lots of fun places to go!
I do a lot of work on the study of masculinity and femininity in history, and my current work is on writers in the 1950s and how they thought about masculinity. I teach History of American Capitalism and History of Sexuality, which are both a blast but tend to get a very different crowd of students.
I'm also really good at telling stories, or so people tell me. I'm proud if my ability to keep stories interesting and know how to tell them. I also am proud of my jokes, but they're often incredibly long and borderline trolling, so be warned.
Oh, and I also like to think I'm a good writer. I have to be, since I spend a lot of time writing nowadays.
Books: The short stories of Jorge Borges, Infinite Jest, Neuromancer, House of Leaves, This Town Will Never Let Us Go, Doctor Who books, lots of Sci-Fi, especially cyberpunk.
Music: Electric Light Orchestra, Pink Floyd, Yes, Supertramp, King Crimson, Patti Smith, Tom Petty, Traveling Wilburys, Plastic Ono Band, Wilco.
I like food. Pizza, Chinese, Mexican, burgers. I miss teriyaki, and have yet to find a place in Columbus that makes it like they do on the west coast.
People to talk to
Teriyaki (although Columbus seems not have this!)
Friends to share things with
My philosophy is to only do what you are interested in, and be interested in everything you do. As a result, I try to over analyze things in order to see them from many different angles.
If you have a passion for something and really care about it.
If you sometimes have bizarre ideas
If you need a partner in crime.
If you are awesome (or even if you aren't)
You want to!