This blog will detail my grad school research and progress: studying for and retaking the GRE, looking at different graduate schools, the application process, and eventually the (hopefully) good news.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
University of Minnesota
Faculty: 1. Sara Evans: gender analysis, family history, American women's history, social movements 2. Anna Clark: Irish history, history of sexuality, gender analysis, British and European history, The British Empire, history of women 3. Donna Gabaccia 4. Kirsten Fischer 5. Dubrow 6. Kunzel 7. Norling 8. Elaine Tyler May
I'm a historian-in-training working on southern women's history. Right now, I'm in the middle of writing my master's thesis on the early period of woman suffrage in Alabama.
I've moved 16 times in my life. I've got friends from one side of the Atlantic to the other. History is one of the few things I don't think I could ever give up. Books are probably my favorite physical possession and coffee is my ambrosia. I never intended to end up in Mobile but I came back because this is where my credits are.
Among the lessons I've learned: I feel less alone by myself than in a crowd of people, friends are fleeting-the ones that stick around are worth keeping, relationships shouldn't be used as a buffer for loneliness or as a reason for happiness, family-for better or worse- will always be family, and a pretty spring day can cure just about any ill if you let it.