About this Blog

While writing my dissertation about memorial objects and actions after 9/11 I became a little . . . well, obsessed.  Now that the dissertation has been written, and the degree has been earned, I remain passionately interested in 9/11 memorial processes and the ways in which personal memory transforms over time into a collective history following tragedy.

On a recent trip to NYC it became clear that my best research comes from conversations with people. I’ve set up this blog with an emphasis on conversation.  I’m writing about the ways in which particular objects and images have become embedded in our culture after 9/11 – some for a very short period of time, some lingering. Many of the posts pose questions. It is my hope that you will read and respond with your own thoughts and reflections. This is an experiment in research gathering and I hope you’ll be part of it.

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