Greetings from the Dissertation Life!

Hello from NYC!

It’s been awfully quiet around my blog, I know. Since June, I’ve had a lot of projects on my plate – writing up my dissertation to meet firm deadlines for graduation this spring, joining the team of an allergy-focused biotechnology start-up company, joining the faculty of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research (and now launching my second 4-week course in NYC, Imagining Immunity), conferencing, and starting the post-PhD adjustment. 

I know there is a lot of interest from the food allergy community, which has so graciously welcomed me in and has made my research possible, to read some of my finished research. I have been working on getting a paper into scholarly publication for 10 months now, with no end in sight. Peer review in the humanities is slow.

In the meantime, I will be sharing selected passages from my near-final dissertation on the blog over the coming months. I’ll try to pick sections that include compelling stories and examples (with identifying information about individuals changed) or make high-level points about the significance of the research overall.

Mixed in, I hope to also write periodic short reflections about current developments in food allergy and related topics, such as medical ethics, food safety and regulation, and public health policies. These will look a lot like the posts I wrote in 2014 and 2015, though they may draw on terms or concepts that I’ve already shared from my dissertation.

I’m looking forward to blogging with you again in 2016!

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