Grad school has been taking larger than usual chunks of my time lately. I’m also committed to updating this blog fairly consistently, so I’ll combine those things and list longer projects I’m working on for Grad school.
– Post-war Nicaragua through the lens of conversations with a drug addicted gang member and a Christian revolutionary; also exploring how two people can react very differently to similar stimuli
– The formation and exploitation of identity and nationalism told from the vantage of someone who cheated their way onto a free trip to Israel
– The Occupy Wall Street Movement in early October 2011; the birth of a functional oppositional community with an alternative value system and the first cracks in its construction
These abstracts make them sound more theoretical than they are. While I do want to convey the above messages, I’m trying to do so by simply telling interesting and engaging stories.