Qui suis-je?

March 17th, 2008

I’m a rising senior (for the 08-09 academic year) at WM majoring in history and government. I study immigration and nationalism, for the moment particularly in Quebec.  My approach feels interdisciplinary, a general “humanities” thing: thesis through the history department, on topics that make it considered political science (and using stats/theory/graphs like a poliscientist, drawing data from sociology, anthropology, literary and cultural studies, and the thin air… Grad school here I come, as long as you’ll take me; otherwise I have no clue what to do with my life.

My favourite saying comes from an old song: “When you hear it thunder, don’t run under a tree; there’ll be pennies from heaven for you and me.” My second favourite comes from another song: “Life is just a bowl of cherries. Don’t make it serious; life’s so mysterious.” These are important things to remember when pursuing a life in academia.