Jun
11

Decolonization and the Wild

The Academy only goes so far left (and only in certain domains). The majority of radical ecological writers are seemingly unpublished (unless you count the Anarchist Library as a publisher). And in trying to push the envelope, occasionally, necessarily, one breaks out. “Research” takes on a different tone.

Jun
08

Pursuing the Monarchs in Iowa & Minnesota

Last week my esteemed cinematographer and myself set out on a twenty hours drive to Ames, Iowa and Minneapolis, Minnesota. There, we interviewed two professors from the University of Iowa and the University of Minnesota respectively, as well as a conventional farmer and the founders of the Joint Monarch Venture. This trip proved to be…
Read More

Jun
02

AP Axis Neural Plasticity-1

I came back to campus a week early so I could get a head start on my project. Currently, I’ve been trying to clone a list of candidate genes from total Xenopus laevis cDNA that are differentially expressed between sham and rotated transplants (refer to my intro post for more detail. I will then synthesize…
Read More

Jun
01

Recurring concepts in novels about women’s solidarity

As I finish up my final term studying abroad at Oxford, questions and concepts that arose during my tutorials here are serving as important starting points for my research. I had the opportunity to create my tutorials this term, and I asked for one on “Female Friendships in Late 20th-century Literature,” thinking ahead to my…
Read More

Jun
01

Fantasy and Nationalism: Initial Thoughts and Future Plans

Many people know of the story of Frodo, a humble hobbit who embarks on a quest, along with a fellowship of representatives of various peoples, to destroy a powerful and dangerous magic ring. Fewer people might be familiar with American Gods, in which Shadow, an ex-convict whose wife dies on the day of his release…
Read More