Graduate School and Other Crucibles: A Podcast Interview

In fall 2014 I applied to well over a dozen PhD programs. I was struck by the difficulty of genres like the statement of purpose, about which there existed almost no resources. My mentors in my master's program were incredible helpful, and I wanted to share the advice they gave me as well as the … Continue reading Graduate School and Other Crucibles: A Podcast Interview

PhD Applications and the Dreaded Statement of Purpose

Notes on the What and Why Applying to graduate school is one of the toughest decisions you will make; but you don't need me to remind you that, because if you're here for advice then you've already heard that line from every "how to" guide. It's an important point, but its proliferation in discussions of … Continue reading PhD Applications and the Dreaded Statement of Purpose

“Falling in Love” in the Archive

This year I've been working as the Graduate Assistant to the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Boston. One of my primary tasks has been overseeing the acquisition of the Center's new Allan D. MacDougall Popular Culture Archive, donated by the widow of a man who collected thousands of CDs, records, comic … Continue reading “Falling in Love” in the Archive