My name is Michelle Alexander and my focus in Sociology is Labor, specifically overnight or “graveyard shift” labor. I am interested in exploring the people who work overnights and the ways in which overnight work culture are generated by management strategies. I am also interested in alternative worlds – both online ones like WoW and EverQuest and “real life” ones like reenactment groups which can be more temporary. Lastly, I have an interest in fan cultures and how different fans communicate both in unifying and in antagonistic ways.
I live with my partner in Springfield, OR and we are the proud parents of a fractious Baby Kitty who is the most adorable cat to send a vet to Urgent Care I have ever seen.