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Exploring Pottermania: The Post-Modern Sacred in American Mass Culture

Hello everyone! After much delay, here is my narrated powerpoint presentation from my Masters Thesis defense this past spring. I hope you enjoy!

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Marymount University 2013 Graduate Commencement Speaker

Well everyone, I made it. I am officially a graduate of Marymount University. I now have an MA in Literature & Language. It feels great! Here is a picture of me at the podium after the ceremony. I feel very … Continue reading

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Thesis defense 2013–Exploring Pottermania: the Post-Modern Sacred in American Mass Culture

Well everyone, I’m happy to report that I have completed the scariest milestone in my graduate school experience: the thesis defense. But to be honest, it really wasn’t that scary at all. It was actually pretty fun. I mean, how … Continue reading

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Author Junot Díaz visits Marymount University

Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz visited my university this afternoon, and what an amazing experience! Marymount hosted two Arlington high schools, and the students in attendance asked many wonderful questions (most of our students read The Brief Wondrous Life of … Continue reading

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Exciting News: I’ve been selected as this year’s Commencement speaker!

Much to my surprise, I got an email yesterday stating that the department of Arts & Sciences nominated me to speak at this year’s Graduate Commencement Ceremony, and the department of Academic Affairs seconded the nomination. What an honor to … Continue reading

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