Who am I?
I’m a PhD graduate and larval academic in Australia, and I took the long road to my current discipline of Public Health via the disciplines of Philosophy, English literature, and Public Relations. Academically, I sit in the space that bridges qualitative health research and ethics. I’m of the opinion that our ethical analyses should be grounded in our “knowledge”awe can argue epistemological stuff some other time, but I’m mostly a critical realist on the scale of constructionist to objectivist of the real world, so maybe we should learn about the way things play out in reality before we start making moral pronouncements. This means that I accidentally became a qualitative researcher, when really I was planning on being an applied ethicist.
This website is none of these things, and is purely recreational.
Why does this blog exist?
Because I’m a larval-stage academic, and so my work mostly consists of (1) academic papers, (2) conference presentations, (3) feedback to students, and (4) emails about numbers one through three. This blog is an attempt to make space for me to create things that aren’t one through four. Before the PhD and subsequent career in academia consumed my life, I used to write rants, how-to guides, and short speculative fiction. There’s also a novel bubbling away in the background that will probably get turned into a T-RPG setting before it gets turned into anything substantial.
Why Comrade Crunch?
I am simultaneously, a rabid pinko commie (from each according to their means, comrade!) and a hideous capitalist (just look at my fountain pen collection, or my library).
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