Communicating My Historical Research

I am often not a fan of overly-academic language. I’m a first-generation college student, and my family hails from an area in inner-city Philadelphia; slang and words pronounced missing one or two syllables are the norm, and no matter how many years of education I pursue, I will always prefer to read and use simple…

Brackenridge Post 2: Cohorts

This is my first foray into upper-level research, and I overall hope to learn from my cohort about developing my research methods in a way that borrows from different disciplines and takes what works for my work in the humanities/social sciences. I would love to get peer advice on what I’m doing and how to…

Brackenridge Introduction–Ryleigh Lord

Hi! My name is Ryleigh Lord. I’m a rising sophomore at Pitt majoring in History and English Writing and minoring in Irish. Something unique about me is that I’ve been to six Taylor Swift concerts–I haven’t missed one in my city since 2011 and I am very proud of this fact. My Brackenridge research is…