Monthly Archives: May 2016

Even North Korean Students Hate Office Hours

Way back in this post, I discussed my summer reading plans. I have, surprisingly, read three books so far this summer break, including Five Days at Memorial, which was a great read, but chilling and painful at the same time. … Continue reading

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Reassess the Diss

I’m in the midst of a four-day faculty writing retreat. Seven hours each day of camping out in a conference room on campus, with 19 colleagues from various disciplines, and a middling catered lunch every day. Sounds glamorous, right? We’re … Continue reading

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Teen Conversion Narratives in Popular Culture

As someone who grew up in a very religious family and educational culture (I essentially attended the school from Saved!), I am fascinated by stories of persons who did not grow up that way, but chose religion on their own … Continue reading

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On Lemonade, Part II

The first part of this post can be found here. Beyoncé’s Lemonade album debuted as a “visual album” on HBO just before the album itself dropped. This short film contains all of the songs from the album along with Bey reading various … Continue reading

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On Lemonade, Part I

I, like everyone, can’t stop talking abut Beyoncé this year. I wrote about her “Formation” video and Super Bowl Halftime performance here and here. I’d like to add to the excellent conversations that are happening everywhere online right now about … Continue reading

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