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Updated: Upcoming Talks

Just a quick update to mention a public talk I’ll be giving at Macalester University in St. Paul. MN for their International Studies Department. Details: Date: Thursday, Feb. 7th Time: 4:30pm Location: Harmon Room (Library) Description: Stay in L.A.:¬†Precarious Duration for Temporary Workers in Los Angeles The global city of Los Angeles has long been …

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GlobalTemp

I am quite happy to announce the (slightly belated) launch of my online archive, GlobalTemp. GlobalTemp will serve as the online supplement to my dissertation¬†on temporariness in global cities–namely Dubai, Los Angeles, and Ho Chi Minh City. I’ve been collecting material for my dissertation project for a few years now, and keep coming across even …

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Prospectus down (almost); exam and then dissertation to go!

(Two posts in two days. This is a record for me!) After about a year and a half of writing and revising I have finally submitted my prospectus for my dissertation to our department’s graduate committee for review. If all goes well I will take my second exam and advance to candidacy in mid-March. *fingers …

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Summer/Fall 2010

It’s been a bit (ok… it’s been a long while) since my last update, but there are suddenly a lot of things keeping me incredibly busy… First off, and probably most importantly, I’m trying to solidify my primary texts for my dissertation prospectus, and eventually my secondary and theoretical texts. Cannot express how invaluable the …

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Second-Year Blitz

So there’s a lot going on at the moment… Aside from trying to get this blog up to speed (at the moment my travel entries start and end in May 2008–just slightly behind schedule there), I’m working on my prospectus and putting together my dissertation committee. No one, no matter how many advanced grads you …