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Sand dunes at Sossusvlei, Namibia (2018)

Sand dunes at Sossusvlei, Namibia (2018)

Many moons ago, I used to blog before I became I graduate student. I always thought that blogging didn't have a place in academia, and that it was incompatible with being a "serious academic". Over time, however, I have come to see the value. Now that I am a PhD candidate and am about to embark on my dissertation fieldwork in Brazil within the next few months, I decided a blog would be a useful way for me to organize my thoughts and keep in touch.

I'm not quite sure what I will do with this space, but I will attempt to keep a semi-regular blogging practice about academia, fieldwork, linguistics, anthropology, and other related topics.