Texas Tech University

Featured Scholar - October 2019

Hinton Featured Scholar

What are you watching/streaming?
I just finished watching the most recent season of GLOW. I will be turning to the latest season of Mindhunter next.

What games are you playing?
I enjoy playing board games such as Ticket to Ride or Pandemic. I've recently started getting into Dungeons & Dragons as well.

What are you listening to?
I tend to tune in to individual songs that I come across rather than follow particular artists with any degree of regularity. Slow Burn by Kacey Musgraves, I Get No Joy by Jade Bird, and Oh the Saviour by Temples are recent favorites.

What are you reading?
I'm on a bit of a banned books kick right now. Currently, I'm reading Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence.

What are you writing/thinking about?
I'm thinking about what the historical record for America's wars in the Middle East will look like 100 years from now. With today's soldiers more heavily relying on digital and more ephemeral modes of record creation that are often influenced by corporate interests (such as using applications such as WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger instead of sending physical letters to communicate back home), archivists need to be thinking of new and innovative ways of making sure that soldiers' records are being captured and preserved.