I am a 24-year-old student at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. I am currently pursuing a degree in Women’s Studies, an LGBT Certificate, and a minor in English. I’ll likely go back to pursue a Master’s in Education if I ever graduate. I also work at UWM, as the office manager (more or less) for the Department of Educational Psychology in the School of Education.
I am strongly socially libertarian; fiscally conservative; opposed to capitalism, particularly the credit-economy and unregulated-market varieties (I do not believe people have an inherent right to own anything, let alone unbounded quantities of things); philosophically socialist, humanist, and atheist; and I tend towards heavily postmodern social/cultural/historical perspectives. Despite this list of labels, I detest identity politics.
My areas of strongest interest are the cultural construction of sexuality, sexual agency, queer theory, linguistics, information systems (and their mediation, control, and manipulation), and education.
I’m creating this weblog as a space for me to sound-off about a wide range of social, political, and cultural issues. I’m hoping it will be more effective than posting things to the comments sections of other news or commentary ‘blogs, though I will likely continue to post there as well.
Welcome to my headspace.