In my professional life (such as it is), I'm a doctoral student in political theory at the University of Washington. This puts me in the political science department, but I'm much more a watered-down philosopher than an actual social scientist. I live with akosut in Mountain View, California. (Yes, I commute a lot.) My immediate family consists of akosut, myshkintheidiot, and three cats. My extended family is scattered around North America, and I see most of it far less often than I'd like. I unfortunately don't really do "hobbies" anymore -- studying, teaching, and traveling tend to wear me out, so most of my non-academic interests are of the couch-potato variety, or only sporadically pursued. Usually, the work is worth it.
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