Thursday, December 13, 2007

Pacific Subjectivities: "Routes and Roots" of Indigeneity and Militarism

The piece I wrote below is part of my prospectus for my dissertation project. I've worked up the courage to share it outside of my department and committee in hopes of prompting constructive feedback and dialogues around my prospective project. In my three years of graduate studies, one of my deepest fears has been to share my writing. I tend to feel vulnerable when putting my ideas out there for others to read. I've learned since that my work, my ideas have developed from numerous conversations, readings and personal experiences and therefore should be shared in order to further shape my analytical thinking. After all, my intellectual development and my projects of interest involve and are impacted by so many other people. It seems only fair that I, as an academic, ensure that I am speaking accurately, appropriately, and more importantly respectfully. If you have time, please offer any comments and feedback regarding this piece. Please be kind in your comments...

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