I have finally finished my Ph.D. Yay. I graduated from the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington at the end of July, 2015.
After seven years of contemplating social structures, norms, behaviors, communication, and the ways in which people use the affordances of social media, I was able to successfully defend my thesis in front of four of my peers and a handful of students in May, 2015 and make the required minor revisions and formatting changes to submit the final version of the document to the graduate school at the beginning of July, 2015.
It has been a long, rewarding journey and I am happy that I completed it. I have been able to travel around the world, move to two countries, and meet some extraordinary scholars, travelers, and neighbors. It’s been quite an adventure, one which I hope continues as I progress in my career as an academic. Thank you to everyone for the support and love throughout this process.
I’m now in Finland working with great scholars and looking to improve my abilities as a scholar, researcher, teacher, and coworker.