Date of Award


First Advisor

Kathryn Boswell

Second Advisor

Brendan Mathews


In current anthropology, it is traditional to provide an introduction that establishes one's background. By doing so, the author enables the reader to analyze the work while keeping in mind possible biases, or instances where certain subjects or moments are over or underemphasized. As this is a work of creative writing masquerading as anthropology, I will also provide some of my recent influences, the better to see where I may have erred.