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Welcome to my blog. Here I share my successes and failures along my journey to becoming an anthropologist. My most prominent interest anthropologically are the new approaches to handing food security/healthy eating in the US, particularly in urban "food deserts". I enjoy the Anthropology of Tourism as well; combining food and tourism has scholarly promise. My other interests which have converted into anthropological hobbies of sorts include converts to Islam, diaspora of Muslims, and MENA in general. I also have some interest in historical archaeology.

I welcome comments, discussion and even respectful debating. I will however keep discussions to a respectable level. I reserve the right to ban anyone from this forum.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I may not have many readers but this is just for me. I have been having a rough semester for a variety of reasons and I thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown today about what I have to do this week for school. My course, Islam and its Empires is interesting when the topic of Islam is on the table but the empire part is somewhat dull. lol I am not into wars and expansion all that much. I am into culture, language and modernity. :-) Anyhow, I had to read a book and do a book review on the book by Bernard Lewis, The Crisis of Islam, Holy War and Holy Terror. I find parts ethnocentric. maybe I will post my review later on.