This blog started as the most recent reincarnation in a long list of online diaries/journals, but has turned into a fledgling blog with opinions on things like history and politics, specifically foreign policy, activism, and higher education.
I am interested, broadly, in human rights, politics, justice, education, and history. I write about these things and more. I’m currently working on getting my M.A. in African Studies at Yale University. In addition to my studies, I am also a managing editor at the Yale Journal of International Affairs and I organize an infrequent African short story reading group. My thesis intends (of its own free will) to be about radio’s role as a response to the LRA conflict in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. You can find out more about my research here.
A native Arizonan, I tripled majored at Arizona State University in Secondary Education, History, and Global Studies (with a concentration in Violence, Conflict, and Human Rights). I often declare that teaching is my main purpose in life. I always thought I was meant to become a high school history teacher, but have since moved towards higher education. We’ll soon see if this is a phase or a career change. Throughout my college years and into now, I have had a long relationship with advocacy for ending the conflict caused by the Lord’s Resistance Army. I was the founding president of ASU’s Schools for Schools student organization, which was loosely affiliated with both Invisible Children and Resolve Uganda (now The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative).
The usual caveat – all thoughts are my own – applies.
You can always contact me at Scootles7 AT gmail DOT com. I’d be glad to chat!