Wednesday, October 05, 2022


Taught all my three classes today, then drove back home, packed for about 25 minutes, took two meetings back-to-back from 4-5 pm, bid hurried goodbyes to Nu, Scout, Huck, and Big A, and was on the road with EM by 5:08 pm.

We're off to Purdue U to present on our transdisciplinarity and pedagogies of hope project at a roundtable. Since that's a mouthful--we usually refer to it as our "Hope-O-Calypse" project. 

We asked: "How might humanities scholars understand the meaning, nature, and strategic value of hope in an increasingly dystopian world and disrupt the prepackaged narratives of capitalist constructions and military-energy regimes? We consider a range of theoretical and pedagogical approaches to the question of how our fields of study might develop concrete strategies to help people (including our students) understand the enormity and complexity of these problems while simultaneously equipping them with ways to respond with agency rather than despair."

Anyway... here we are... EM and me... saving the world (or at least trying to)... riding off into this yolky sunset.


Gillian said...

You packed for a trip in 25 mins?

Nicole said...

I love this so much. Safe travels and keep on making the world a better place, Maya!!!

maya said...

Gillian: Work trips are easy--because it's just the same uniform. It takes me longest when I'm packing for a vacation.

Nicole: Thank you 💗 (I was being a bit jokey, but now I want to be a better person in earnest!)

StephLove said...

Sounds like an interesting project.

maya said...

Thanks, StephLove. Trying to make time for it has been challenging.

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