So, we've had all sorts of groups identifying themselves here, how about
how many Ph.D. students are currently on RCTQ? I thought I was the only
one, but Marissa's post has brought us all out of the woodwork.
I'm ABD in Women's and American history at the Ohio State University,
with a background in Women's Studies. My dissertation topic is
quiltmaking (as a gendered, ie, specifically female, activity; and the
interaction between gender and the commercialization of quiltmaking).
I've finished all my archival research (hooray--evidently, I'm allergic
to ancient, decaying newspapers--got a lovely rash next to my eyes) and
am now transcribing and indexing my ***history tapes. I hope to
finish my dissertation in the late spring/early summer of 1999 and
graduate in September of that year, on my 34th birthday.
What are you all up to?
PS: Thought you might appreciate what I'm using as a .sig on my e-mail
"The idea is, you memorize these things, then write them down in little
exam books, then forget them. If you fail to forget them, you become a
professor and have to stay in college for the rest of your life."