Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

I don’t usually like or use foul language, but I must share with you the fact that Breeanne described our travels yesterday as a “shitshow,” a term now used to also describe the Republican National Convention because of norovirus. But I digress. We woke up at 4:30 yesterday morning to leave Pune, India, where we... Continue Reading →

Bookstore in Pune

We have met some amazing people in Pune, India, for our research. We also get stopped frequently on the street by young women who want to take their picture with us. We are nearly always the only white people on the streets, and we get a lot of stares. We also get a lot of... Continue Reading →

Gandhi

We arrived in Pune, India, late last night from Chennai. Today's adventure consisted of a three-hour nap, followed by a buffet lunch. Once we gathered ourselves and overcame some of the travel tiredness, we headed out to see the Aga Khan Palace, built in 1892. It is the place where Mahatma Gandhi, his wife Kasturba Gandhi,... Continue Reading →

Chennai, India

Breeanne and I are now in Chennai, India. We have met such wonderful people. They are warm and caring. While we have met with many women for our research and gotten to know their professional habits and aspirations well, we have also seen many people on the streets who are curious and helpful. The traffic... Continue Reading →

Layover in Abu Dhabi

My colleague Breeanne and I just landed in Chennai, India. On the way, we had a 15-hour layover in Abu Dhabi, so we left the airport, found a hotel, and then trekked to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque before heading back to the airport. It is one of the most beautiful buildings I've ever seen,... Continue Reading →

In the Bag

We recently visited Capitol Reef National Park as a family to hike and camp. My sister Haley and her husband David are expert campers and hikers and took us there. The park is gorgeous, and we did a five-mile water hike that was a blast.         We arrived on a Friday evening... Continue Reading →

Tearing Off Book Spines?

In early January, I visited Austin, Texas, for a national conference in my field. I had a few job interviews for assistant professor positions while there, and I ate a lot of good food. But today I wanted to pose this question: should you rip the spines off of books? I saw this in a... Continue Reading →

My Dinner View

I am traveling this week, and I just had the most delightful dinner with some academic acquaintances in Miami, Florida. They took me to a place called Books & Books, where we ate delicious food while surrounded by, you guessed it, books! I was so distracted by some of these books that I kept looking... Continue Reading →

A Trip to Ireland

Last week, my husband and I were in Ireland. We visited because I had been accepted at an academic conference in Limerick. In fact, the paper I submitted with my colleague Breeanne ended up winning the Hayhoe Fellow Award, or the award for the best graduate student paper. We spent a day in Dublin. We... Continue Reading →

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