This blog started as the most recent reincarnation in a long list of online diary/journals, but has turned into a fledgling blog with opinions on things like history and politics, specifically foreign policy, activism, and higher education. But more importantly, it’s written by me.
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 an assistant managing editor at the Yale Journal of International Affairs. Most of my time at Yale has concentrated on understanding responses to conflict in as many disciplines as remotely possible. My thesis intends (of its own free will) to be about radio’s role as a response to conflict in Uganda, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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 feel that teaching is my sole purpose. I always thought I was meant to become a high school history teacher, but have since moved towards academics. 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 and haphazard relationship with advocacy for ending the conflict caused by the Lord’s Resistance Army. I was the founding president of Arizona State’s Schools for Schools student organization, which was loosely affiliated with both Invisible Children and The Resolve.
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!