Humanities Story Corps is a joint initiative of the University of Iowa and Humanities Iowa, which seeks to promote community dialogue while demonstrating the value of the humanities in our daily lives. I was asked by the team to contribute to Story Corps as an interviewee and was delighted to do so.

I spoke about what the study of history means to me, and how my pursuit of my studies—across, at last count, three continents—has shaped my life. You can find my interview streaming online, along with those conducted with other members of the University of Iowa Department of History, at the departmental website.