About this blogger:
I am a historian at heart, but I’ve dabbled in education and political science. Right now, I’ve finished my undergrad and am doing a lot of reading and relaxing while I look for either work or an education. This isn’t my first time blogging – in fact, I still run my own blog, which was a precursor to this one and is more personal. Professionally, I just finished a job teaching 11th and 12th grade social studies, and am looking into graduate studies in either history or international relations. In addition to this, I have been a long-time activist for human rights, working with a number of organizations.
About this blog:
This blog is, as it’s name suggests, going to be me blogging about history. As mentioned above, I feel a strong attraction to anything historical. I love history, and feel like blogging about it. I am hoping to use this blog as a way to hone my writing skills and research skills as I decide to write about different topics. The heart of the blog will be about American history. While most of the posts will be me trying to talk about one topic or another, I will sometimes use the blog as an aggregation of others’ opinions, or even as a quick aside with images.
Despite being a historian, I also work in political science and education. So among the historical analysis and contemporary comparisons might be some political and pedagogical talk. Between the three disciplines I think the blog should be busy enough. More often than not we’ll be talking about history.
That said, I have a number of other interests. This blog will also routinely shift focus onto American domestic policy, American foreign policy, international justice, and human rights abuses around the world. I am also interested in things as diverse as: the Lord’s Resistance Army, Uganda, academia, Congo, Sudan, the ICC, the ICTR, the Responsibility to Protect, news and media, literature, Iran, Burma, Israel-Palestine, WikiLeaks, U.S. foreign policy, U.S. domestic policy, Invisible Children, Save Darfur, No Child Left Behind, standards-based curriculum, Guantanamo Bay, Twitter, marriage equality, gender equality, Germany, immigration, Britain, student activism, political issues, and just about all things American government. If I manage to write about each of these things at least once I will be impressed with myself. If not, well it’s supposed to be about history, right?