I know it has been a while since I last posted for which I wont apologize. The last three months were filled with quite a bit of travel, lots of bureaucratic work, more bureaucratic work, and preparations for my summer research agenda. I have also signed on to a new venture in which I will be a contributor to the Social (In)Queery blog. My first post for them is now up. It is partial movie review and partial tomboy review. Check out J’adore les Tomboys! here. I expect to have many more posts and conversations on tomboys and female masculinities this summer, along with issues of queer spaces. Not only do I have a couple students who are extremely interested in such things, but their interests are dovetailing quite nicely into my own interests in addition to a couple other colleagues’ interests. I love to collaborate–assuming it is a true collaboration. As such, we have started a couple reading groups and have plans to bust out some papers over the course of this next year. I am eager to share some of my thoughts and our discussions on this blog.
Coming off of what I call “conference season” and the end of the semester push, Summer is a very exciting time for me as a researcher. Something about it always makes it seem like the possibilities and opportunities are endless and I just might have the time to explore every idea that comes through my mind. I know that is not actually the case…but now with blogging, tweeting, social networks, and online communities…I can at least enjoy in the many discussions surrounding my academic and nonacademic areas of interest. All of which enhance my micro-creativity and academic output. #justintimefortenure