When I started this blog, it was to update friends while I traveled on a Watson Fellowship in 2012-2013. My project was described as follows:
Orphans are confronted with an array of obstacles, from social stigmatization to the lack of a network of support that is crucial for success upon entering adulthood. As I travel, I will consider the lives of parentless children in different cultures and explore the way children’s homes are interwoven with local communities, cultural standards and political structures, among other things. The perspectival lens of this project is saliently philosophical and will consider the theoretical tendons that connect children without guardians, their states, and communities.
After my year as a Watson Fellow, I moved to Leuven, Belgium, where I studied for an MA in philosophy and met some lovely and inspiring people. From Leuven I relocated to Princeton, where I joined the philosophy department as a graduate student. For the next several years, I am moving back and forth between Yale Law School and Princeton University in an attempt to complete my JD and PhD.