I’m currently studying naming practices in 7 countries on a Watson Fellowship. I’m curious how names are defined both by the individuals who bear them and their cultural and historical contexts. The process of naming a child is shaped by considerations that include religious traditions, government restrictions, family history, and cultural icons. I'm interested in how names act as microcosms for societal questions of identity on an international scale.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Everything feels like a sign pointing to home these days--from the restaurant downtown playing Simon & Garfunkel's "America", to the fact that the yogurt in my fridge has the expiration date of July 27th.
It might not be a cosmic sign as much as it is a pro-biotic warning that I probably shouldn't eat yogurt for breakfast before my flight, but guys, it's been a year (almost). A year.