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Douglas Brunton

Say It Loud

As much as we would like to think that we live in a post-racial world as apparently evidenced by the election and re-election of Barack Obama as President of the United States, the sad reality is that in most settings the overt racism of the past has been subtly...

A New Focus

The following is a transcript of a Gmail chat between Douglas, a student blogger and Ph.D. Student in Communication Studies and Natalie Bartolacci, Academic Program Officer at Rackham Graduate School. Natalie: Hi Douglas! You are in your first year as a Ph.D. student,...

Food for the Soul

There are things that you think you know and life has a way of shattering that illusion. One of the things that I thought I knew was how to move to a new country and negotiate the intricacies of getting up and running and most significantly, getting comfortable –...

Why Am I Here?

So, proud that I’ve survived the first semester in my program, I can now admit that there were times that Impostor Syndrome had me doubting both my place and my purpose in working toward a Ph.D. The last time I asked myself the question ‘Why am I here?’ this is what I...

Meet Our Bloggers: Douglas Brunton

I am a Caribbean. I have always been the ‘Other’ a different point of view, not a differing one. This is not an assumed role but rather, one inherited. Being multiracial in a multiracial society one does not ‘fit’. If one is the multiracial offspring of multiracial...
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