I teach at a large public university in southeast Ohio. My main teaching field is women’s and gender studies, but my Ph.D. is in modern German history (with women’s studies as a subfield), so I wear a few different hats. I love cats, though I haven’t had one since Grey Kitty, patron cat of this blog, died in 2001. (If you know of a cure for allergies, let me know so I can impose it on my dear husband.)
I’ve lived a somewhat peripatetic life. My childhood was spent in North Dakota. In the midst of my high school years, my dad decided winters would be more bearable elsewhere, so off we went to Northern California. I went to college in the Bay Area, crossed the country to Ithaca, New York, for grad school, and then landed in post-Cold War Berlin for the duration of the 1990s. When my German-born husband got a job offer in Ohio, we crossed the Atlantic again, now with our firstborn son in tow. His brother followed a few years later. I do write about parenting but try hard not to violate their privacy.
My own pseudonymity is mighty thin (there’s more than enough info above to make me uniquely identifiable); it’s just enough to keep the Google at bay. But if you want to contact me directly, please do email me: sungold85 [at] gmail [dot] com – and I’ll answer you once I beat back the chaos in my life.