My parents encouraged me to pursue a History MA and, being a Buffalo native, UB was a great choice. After meeting with Dr. Radford, I was convinced that this would be an intellectually stimulating and welcoming program!
I’ve really enjoyed taking the European cores, especially being a fan of English history. I was also intrigued by German history, and am hoping to write my thesis on German literary critics of the Weimar period. I am currently enrolled in Dr. Cahn’s Women’s History course. I had never taken a women’s or gendered history, but I think it’s been incredibly valuable and informative.
I’m at a bit of an impasse regarding post-graduation plans! I’ve always wanted to work in museums, but the more I think about it, the more I feel like I just want to walk around museums and historic sites rather than work there designing exhibits (although it would be very neat to be a researcher). I’m also considering teaching, but need to explore that process a bit more.
I’m not currently a practicing Catholic, but I’ve always had an interest in Christian literature and iconography so I really enjoy the diverse churches in the WNY area. I also like Forest Lawn Cemetery, although I’ve never been there at night!
So many choices! I’m a fan of cosmic horror, so I think I’ll go with H.P. Lovecraft this time.