29 Ann Arbor, United States
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My self-summary
I really like moss.
What I’m doing with my life
Doing PhD fun times. Before that I at the Sunlight Foundation, a transparency and accountability think tank in D.C. and my experience there motivates a lot of my current research interests.

When I'm not working, I like to cook, especially for other people. I used to do some writing for pleasure, but I haven't written outside of an academic context in a while.
I’m really good at
making a good martini.
dark humor
data munging and stats computing (at least for a social scientist)
everything about breakfast
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I loved Bel Canto, Kafka on the Shore, Ian M. Banks (both his more literary fiction, eg. the Wasp Factory, but primarily his genre fiction work, the Culture series). Ancillary Justice is my favorite recent sci fi.

Shows: The Good Wife, Community, Brooklyn 99, Justified, Hannibal and Bryan Fuller's other shows. I loved the West Wing in high school. Archer. The Wire. Veronica Mars. I'm a big fan of one-season-wonde/cancelled too soon shows, like Terriers.

Movies: Upstream Color was amazing. Pitch Perfect. Grosse Point Blank, In Bruges, A Bridge Too Far was a quality WWII picture. Blade Runner and Jaws.

Music: Rustie, Elephant Six Collective bands, e.g. Neutral Milk Hotel, Apples in Stereo. Grizzly Bear, Das Racist, Of Montreal, Sufjan, Sebadoh, Run the Jewels, and of course ridiculous 80s songs for singing when you're drinking.
The six things I could never do without
Podcasts, especially Comedy Bang Bang.
A sharp chef's knife. Shitty knives are horrible.
Priorities? Trying to make the world less garbage.
Data and stuff.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Not making the world more garbage, federal lobbying, democratic representation, networks, the job market, citations. sigh.

fun stuff too probably.
On a typical Friday night I am
I prefer bars or pubs that are quiet enough to have conversation over clubs, although occasionally going dancing is fun. I might be having a group of people over and cooking for them, or going to a show. Long summer Fridays where an afternoon BBQ merges into an impromptu party are the best.