--I plan to be at Yale and Princeton this summer for research.
--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.
--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 others 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 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?
--I've found it to be a pleasure to read all the stuff that I like, in addition to getting funding to do it.
--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.
Ru Paul, Janet Jackson, Hedwig and The Angry Inch,
Usher, Prince, Bjork, Kendrick Lamar, Mariah Carey,
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. Like seriously where are the soul food restaurants in the Bay?
Books: Too many to name here.
5. Glasses or Contacts
6. Ask me______
Even more, reading, writing, production, art, and aesthetics are all things I care about: that is, I think about creating a world where all these things can coexist without inequality and 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.
If I'm not doing any of these things, I'm typically planning for the next week --with a pen, pad, and red wine at my side.
I got a thing for runners.
I got a thing for dancers.
I got a thing for poets.
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 this is the best way to share my private world.