Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from American University in Washington, DC.
A few of my interests: urban studies (especially gentrification, space-making, and right to the city), women’s studies, immigrant studies, food, development, informality (food trucks, the drug economy, more), language, and international development.
My dissertation on placemaking and immigrant entrepreneurs.
I teach/have taught:
SISU 205 Intercultural Communication
ANTH 215 Sex, Gender, and Culture
ANTH 140 Anthropology of Life in the U.S.
AMST 140 Washington, DC: Life In a Monument
I am also a freelance writer and editor. Occasionally, I am quoted in things 🙂
I enjoy verbal tomfoolery and crossword puzzles (am actually fanatical about those), vegan cookifyings, arts’n’crafts, fermenting/fomenting, and general subversiveness.
Songs that probably best describe my ethos: Slick Rick “Hey, Young World” and Fleetwood Mac “Sarah.” Find the poet in your heart. Never change and don’t you ever stop, Ponygirl 🙂
Don’t challenge me to a hip hop lyric quoting contest because you *will* lose.
I came to the United States from Bulgaria when I was 12–28 years ago (yes, I just dated myself). Like your typical transplant, I am a girl without a home. Still on my “geography of self” journey, sans Don Quixotian flights of fancy.
Drop me a note. Say hi. I would like that.