“What is your dissertation about?”
Sometimes, people ask me. Here is the handy flyer that my mom laminated for me to carry around so I don’t actually have to answer the question using verbal language:
Claim to fame:
Soon (2015), I will become the first (dare I say only?) person in the world with three degrees in Canadian Studies (BA, MA, PhD pending).
Don’t worry because I am super-interdisciplinary. (And the field now has a PhD.)
Liz Lemon calls grad students “the worst people.” You can make up your own mind about that.
“Who are you?” asked no one, ever.
Here are a few versions:
Sitka Fellows Program Bio:
Bio from Women Write About Comics:
I’m a settler from Chicago who currently lives in California after stints in Quebec, Ontario, New Jersey, Florida, Alaska, Indiana, England, and Washington (DC and state).
I have written posts on other blogs, including Women Write About Comics, and I am a contributor to BlueSky GIS (a collection of cartoon-ography, or cartography in cartoons). I will consider interesting trades.
“What’s the posting schedule?”
I posted dissertation-related thoughts on this blog on Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 2011 through June 2015 (plus other days when I had More To Say). For June 2015 through June 2016, I’ll be on leave and only posting once a month. The blog will keep going until I move on to other things or graduate, whichever comes first.
FYI, in case you were led here by the Carleton University RSS feed, I am doing my best to follow the Carleton rules and regulations. Other readers, if things got boring suddenly, now you know why!
Here are other links to me on the internet:
– Tweet @amandamurphyao
– Facebook (we have an on-again, off-again relationship – currently off)
– Visual snark at “Murphyao Ink: an exercise in cognitive dissonance” (updates MWF)
– Snail mail collection at “wonder, she wrote” (updates weekends)
Don’t forget to go outside sometimes.