That's Me!

My name is Ethan and I'm a graduate of the Public History program at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis as well as the professional editing program at IUPUI. The views expressed in this blog reflect MY thoughts on different topics and not those of the IAT, Santayana Edition, Indiana Historical Society, IUPUI, or Purdue University. 

I encourage you to look around and leave questions or comments on any of the posts to this site. Please keep discourse civil, on topic, and in terms easily understood by most readers.

My thesis work discussed the ideological independence of Ray Bradbury as a major reason for his exclusion thus far from historiography as well as a theoretical framework for discussing public intellectualism. If you'd like to see it, please visit IUPUI's Scholarworks repository at http://hdl.handle.net/1805/15328

Additionally, I am working on projects related to: working peoples of Indiana; the use of different source materials for those interested in Indiana and family history; creating dialogues between business personnel, historians, and technology experts to preserve institutional records related to employment for the next generation; the role of marginal groups such as professional organizations, unions, and support groups in political activism; and the intellectual and cultural history of postwar and early cold war America. 

I work as a Administrative and Layout Assistant for the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant at Purdue University (see what we do at http://www.iiseagrant.org/) and as a Consulting Research Associate for the Frederick Douglass Papers (http://frederickdouglass.infoset.io/about).

A Historian Finding My Way started as a lenten season project in the spring before I entered graduate school. At the time, it was a way for me to communicate about the struggles and opportunities associated with getting married, leaving one career, and entering graduate studies. It has grown to be an opportunity to share my perspective on historical topics and other items of interest as I continue my professional development.

For more detailed professional and academic information, look here.