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.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. SImon

    Hi Erin,

    I stumbled upon your blog while searching for pictures of Vilcabamba. I wasn’t looking for anything like this, but I got diverted by my curiosity and the chaotic links of the internet. While the subject matter is difficult in many ways, I still found your journey and wanderlust inspiring. Sometimes I live in my comfort zone for too long, and spend so much time introspectively searching, it takes stories and journeys like yours to inspire me to look outwardly again. I know this blog is a couple of years old now, but I just wanted to let you know it’s still being absorbed and having an affect, even if not in the way your intended!

    I hope your life is going well. Thanks for your contribution. 🙂


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