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Texas / Kansas / Banana For Scale

Researching maps usually involves thinking about perspective and scale. Maybe the best part of “Jurassic Park.” Banana for scale. There’s a popular(ish) meme that involves taking a picture with a banana somewhere in the image to show the relative size of other items in … Continue reading

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Whoa, I’m Internet-famous

Someone else conveniently summarized my presentation at the conference in Texas, and neatly explained what I am up to this week. Thanks, Christie!

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Comic-Con for Academics?

With a tip of the hat to Hope Nicholson, I’d like to adapt her Facebook note here regarding a recent conference in Texas: The best way I’ve heard yet to describe the PCA ACA SWTX Conference (also known as the Popular … Continue reading

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If you tell one joke but you get two laughs, you’re still coming out ahead

Conferencing it up down in Texas.  I have been called “ma’am” twice.  I have eaten tacos twice.  I have enjoyed margaritas thrice.  Texas is nice! Finding random roommates on the interweb has worked out well once again, as I had … Continue reading

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Yes, I will be attending the Joss Wheden Sing-Along

If you find yourself in San Antonio on Saturday at 11.30 am, stop by the Pop Culture & Pedagogy Panel!  Here’s my abstract for that presentation: “It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a comprehensive course on North American political … Continue reading

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“The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning.”

It is important to be aware of how your work could be interpreted by people who aren’t, say, the six professors you are working with on your comprehensive / qualifying exams and your dissertation, but it is also good to … Continue reading

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“I don’t know what you’re doing, but I bet it’s going to be fun.”

Some days in the life of a grad student are back-to-back-to-back-to-back meetings, followed by proctoring an exam.  Yesterday was one of those days for me! I met with the other students in my core course so we could collaborate on our … Continue reading

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