Graduate School Meditations

Jane the Virgin: TA Reflections

Being a Teaching Assistant (TA) for "Jane the Virgin: Latinx Readers and the (Latin) American Literature," a 300 person course that examined Latin American literature and popular culture through the lens of a popular dramedy, was a fun experience.  The CW series Jane the Virgin centers on a young writer who triumphs despite becoming accidentally artificially… Continue reading Jane the Virgin: TA Reflections

Graduate School Meditations · Professional Development

Archiving the Trianon Press: Center for Archival Research and Training Fellowship

What is the Trianon Press Archive? In operation from  the 1950's-1980's, Trianon Press was a fine arts press based in Paris.  The Press was run by Arnold Fawcus, a former combat ski-instructor and counter espionage intelligence officer turned fine art book-maker.  The Press is best known for their work under the William Blake Trust making… Continue reading Archiving the Trianon Press: Center for Archival Research and Training Fellowship

Graduate School Meditations · Professional Development

Communicating Professionally as a Graduate Student

In the Fall of 2018, I was part of the inaugural cohort who successfully completed the UCSC Graduate Division's Professional Communication Certificate Program.  I want to share (and remember) some of the most important concepts that I took away from this experience.  Participating in this program, or in programs with similar goals and deliverables at… Continue reading Communicating Professionally as a Graduate Student