In other fabulous news, I am all set to distribute my dissertation this coming Monday. I cannot express how happy this makes me. I spent a few hours today culling through my photos and collected archival images from 2008-2009, feeling intensely nostalgic. I share with you a few at my random and impetuous choice.
Former PCV Scott Slankard and me on a midsummer hike in Mangup Kale, Crimea.
Me, Franz, and Mykhailo Tafiychuk on our first trip to the Tafiychuk homestead in May 2008. (Photo by Roman Pechizhak)
An amazing archival image given to me by Rustem Eminov of the Khan's Palace in Bakhchisaray - of a student Crimean Tatar ensemble (that included his grandmother, Zeyneb Lumanova) in 1933 in Simferopol.
There are a billion more, but you'll have to read the diss to see those. Ha! I dare you.