I am pleased to announce that Dr. Mary Watkins of Pacifica Graduate Institute has agreed to be my dissertation chair. A new phase begins. My life consists of reading, reading, and reading. I have done some writing, but have spent more time letting the reading soak in and percolate. The topic is cooking. My dissertation will focus on communal dreaming in a post-Soviet landscape, specifically Ukraine.
What kind of figures and images appear when a group of individuals are prompted by questions regarding social trauma, such as the Holodomor Famine and the era of Stalinist repression? It will be an interesting journey to move from a literature review to creating a qualitative praxis.
I will be sharing my thoughts, readings, and recommending books for those who are interested.