Friday, February 23, 2007


I haven't been working too actively on my diss b/c the proposal is now in the hands of my committee. But don't worry, there's been plenty of grading to keep me busy.

I also emailed my proposal to a professor who used to be on faculty at this university. He left 2 years ago, but he generously offered to be available via email for discussions. I emailed him my proposal last weekend and he wrote back on Monday with exactly what I needed to hear:

Hi Meagan,

What a wonderful project! I can't tell you how pleased I am that youare doing this, and that you're doing it so well. I'm impressed by the sophistication of your approach, and by the rare sophistication of your understanding and handling of the concept of race...

It's so rewarding to get kudos from someone who you respect. I hope my committee receives the proposal just as favorably.


Suzanne said...

That's great! I hope the folks on your committee react similarly to your proposal.

Billie said...

Megan, that's just wonderful news! CONGRATS! I'm interested in knowing more about your work and how our works can intersect. As you might recall, race is an issue in my work (although it's not a primary element, yet at least). Are you going to 4Cs?

Meagan said...

I will be at 4Cs-- from Wednesday to Saturday. I'm looking forward to it, though I'm also planning to get away for a trip to MOMA. We should plan to meet up for coffee or something.