On the surface my research may seem eclectic, perhaps even directionless. But I'm proud of that.
At different times in life I have been intrigued by different questions—from the philosophy of development aid to the rationale of mocking your enemy—and I have eagerly engaged in pursuit of all of them. No matter what the topic of my research, the motive for me remains the same: producing findings that could have real-world applications, as evidence for policymakers, data for analysts, or practices for corporations.
What I have put down in writing reflects the conclusions I reached after that pursuit, but I remain open to revising my stance as I grow older and learn more. More important, I am excited to add more projects under this heading and for them to be as "disjoint" as the existing ones.