Welcome! My name is Johanna Peterson and I am working towards a PhD at the University of California, San Diego, in modern Middle Eastern history. When not reading, researching, and learning new languages, I enjoy good (and bad) fiction of various genres, yoga, jogging, baking, chocolate (hence the picture) and browsing Netflix for entertainment, new and nostalgic.
Through this blog, I hope to bring you along on my journey through the PhD process, providing (I hope not too mindless) reflections and musings, book and article reviews, thoughts on life as a PhD student, and the progress of my research. In so doing, I hope to bring together a community of other PhD students, scholars, history lovers, and anyone else who might be interested to engage in fruitful discussion of topics relevant to history and getting a PhD.
Enjoy, and I look forward to meeting you!