So the dissertation is defended, finished, and I graduated. But as I prepare to move on to next steps, I thought it was important to pause here and publicly acknowledge all those whose support has helped make this possible. I’ve not only had a good team backing me on the home front, but also, as I said in the opening of my talk at UCLA a couple weeks back (my first post-graduation(!)), I’ve been extremely fortunate to be able to engage in an ongoing public conversation around the work – this includes people I met at talks around the country and all whom I’ve interacted with right here on the web and social media spaces. It’s all helped shape the work as I went along.
|A first test of all the feet re-traced on a single page|
I am grateful for my involvement with the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies and its similarly difficult-to-define membership, including Bill Newell, Julie Klein, Roz Schindler, Rick Szostak, Angus McMurtry, Tanya Augsburg, Jennifer Dellner, and James Welch, III. A similar shout out goes to the folks of Imagining America and their PAGE graduate fellows for welcoming me and their vision for and dedication to intersecting arts and scholarship, academia and the larger public. Thanks to the support of the Stanford Graphic Narrative Project/Ideograph Journal and my new friends and colleagues there: Angela Becerra Vidergar, Vanessa Chang, and Haerin Shin.