Buddhist Fundamentalism

This summer, I have been researching how violent Buddhist fundamentalism in Sri Lanka, in part led by the monastic community, was made to be consistent with religious beliefs. In turn, this discussion also depends on how the political nature of the fundamentalism was...

Saturday Morning Reading

I’m drinking my morning cup of coffee before I get down to reading. I’ve been studying how the physical environment impacts deviance. Recently the research has turned to anthropology. Right now I’m reading “Pul Eliya” by Edmund Leach....

Stupid Erotic Lines

It’s 3am. I’m exhausted from another night of puzzling over Barthes. I don’t understand what he tells me about drawing, so I close my book, take a pen, and instead draw to understand. “[T]he stupid line is one made in order to resemble or one made in order not to...

define: humanities

  How many times have I had to google the word humanities since I’ve been in this internship?   This is not because I doubted the mission or the validity of the programming at the Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC). This practice solely reflects a...

Summer at the PMA

So this summer, I’m an intern in the Editorial & Graphic Design Department at the Philadelphia Museum of Art as part of their Museum Studies summer program. My supervisor is Gretchen Dykstra, the Senior Marketing Editor, and I am grateful to work with her...

On Interning at Asian Arts Initiative

I am currently interning at Asian Arts Initiative, a non-profit organization located in Chinatown North. It takes approximately an hour to get from Apartment 42 to 1219 Vine Street. Approximately half of this time is spent on the Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail, which...

Cataloguing Eighteenth Century Novels

This Summer, I’m working on the Early Novels Database project at the University of Pennsylvania. This project is based in the Kislak Center for Rare Books and Special Collections at Penn, located on the brand new sixth floor of the Van Pelt library. This project...
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