Hi, I'm Jacob. I'm currently finishing a PhD here in English at Oklahoma State. I study film and TV, and am also a filmmaker myself (I've had movies play in festivals around the world). I'm part Native American (fun fact: my Dad was actually just elected chief) so my main area of interest is Native Americans and media. I teach freshman comp and also volunteer in a prison theater workshopI've lived all over the place. I grew up in Oregon and Utah, with time spent in DC, did my grad work at NYU in New York [in Film and anthropology], my undergrad at BYU in media arts, lived in Kansas City prior to moving to Stillwater, OK, and moved to Tulsa this fall (I'm a city person). It was kind of rough moving a lot as a kid but I think I'm really well-rounded because of it.
Just a few tidbits:
-I'm kind of obsessed with music. I'm always working on a playlist , am building a vinyl collection, enjoy fiddling with new instruments, and going to concerts.
-I love movies (I guess that was obvious).
-I regularly quote The Simpsons
-I live by the river here so I enjoy riding my bike or walking along it. I miss hiking in the canyons in Utah
-I love road trips, and hope to eventually travel more abroad.
-I'm a soda connoisseur
-I feel lost without chapstick
-Used bookstores and museums are two of my favorite places in the world.