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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.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Reflections on the past semester

I have made it through another semester quite successfully if I do say so myself. I earned decent grades. Not up to my usual standards but passable nevertheless.
Language and Culture,B
Culture, Power and Development, A-
Archaeology of Complex Societies, A-
I really did the best I could under the circumstances and will not beat myself up for it.

I am now down to a part time course load and fulltime work. Its ok. I had a rough past semester and I may graduate late but I will graduate soon enough. I was going to take a year off between my undergrad and my graduate level course work so this is not a huge problem.

I will be taking Anthropology of Tourism and Indians of the SE United States. The former is the graduate level one. A major paper is required. Should be interesting. I mean that in all sincerity. The professor has a repute of being top in her field.

New Years is upon us once again. I do not really do resolutions but I do reflect on what I need to change in myself, which is more than I care to mention here. :)

Have a wonderful New Years Day and be safe....


Anonymous said...

Hey, those are really GOOD grades, even despite all that was going on at home! I would be proud to have grades like that myself. :)
I never do 'New Years resolutions', either ... just do things as they come up as issues...
Hope you're doing okay otherwise...

Anthrogeek10 said...

Salaam Aynur,
I am ok. Hanging in there. I am looking for a job outside of the education sector. Mainly for the summer. Then one more semester at school. Then, its graduate school time. I want to move up north but the expense is so much. One day at a time is how I am doing things so I do not get frazzled.

Thank you so much for your kind words. I worked hard.