After weeks of contacts, my new glasses are finally here (there are three pairs, try not to be too jazzed by the style combinations possible), and a new matching waistcoat and trousers. After a few days away, it’s great to be back, and to remember why I do what I love–today we talked about questions … More New Glasses, New Look | Thursday, January 28, 2016
I ended up having only one day of class last week, with our snowpocalypse. I did, however, get to fly to California to deliver a talk on colonialism and missionaries early this week. This was a combination of a slightly conservative suit and my regular accouterments. I think it worked well for being around new … More How to dress when you’re away | Tuesday, January 26, 2016
A bit similar to Thursday’s outfit, but today is feminist kill-joy and pink/red inspired. There’s a lot to be said about the gender politics at this institution, and I’m trying to constantly think of ways in which my own male privilege is filtered through race and sexuality here. There’s a lot to work on, to … More Feminist Killjoy | Wednesday, January 20, 2016
I teach Tuesday/Thursday this semester, so my outfit numbers are going to go down, I’m afraid (I don’t dress as performatively on days when I’m sitting at home working on my book manuscript!) It’s been a weird week back in rural Virginia after two weeks home in Los Angeles. I’ve seen a staggering number of … More Black & White Excellence | Thursday, January 14, 2016
Another semester. Today involved a brooch, a pocketwatch, and a shawl acquired over break. Off to teach History of South Africa and Africa in the Western Imagination. I’m pretty excited.