May 12, 2015 Update

1. Reading:  Michelle Alexander —The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

2. Visiting: Lofotr Viking Museum

3. Teaching: Angharad Valdivia, “This Tween Bridge Over My Latina Girl Back: The U.S. Mainstream Negotiates Identity” (for Intro to Girls’ Studies at PSU)

4. Visiting: Kila School, Harstad; Homlia School, Homlia; Atlanten School, Kristiansund, and more.

5. Anticipating: 17th of May celebrations in Oslo

6. Reading: Karl Hagstrom Miller — Segregating Sound: Inventing Folk and Pop Music in the Age of Jim Crow

7. Listening: Sufjan Stevens, Carrie and Lowell

8. Calling: all people who write about girls and music to contribute an edited issue of the Journal of Popular Music Studies — more info here (deadline Sept. 1 2015).

9. Visiting with flower farmer sister: Blomsterhagen på Abildsø.

10. Reading: Carol Dweck —Mindset: the New Psychology of Success, a useful book for thinking about teaching.

11. Reading: Ibn Fadlān Ibn Fadlān and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travelers in the Far North (travel writing about Vikings from 921 CE).

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