A little of what I do.
I’ll just put it like this: writing has always been my jam. I think I even once told someone that words are my play-things, and I meant it. You can find a lot of my creative, ethnographic, and memoir writing on this very website, but you can also check out a bit of my work […]
I often use visual media to supplement my written ethnographic work. Beyond the photo section of ITTMS, you can find more of my visual work on my photo site, my YouTube channel, and my Etsy Shop.
I am a trained socio-cultural anthropologist. I make use of qualitative and ethnographic research methods to deepen human understanding, contribute to marketing and advertising strategy, and engage in digital and social media. My areas of focus are visual studies, political economy, and financial experience. In addition to the research I have done about homelessness in New […]
FROM THE BLOG
In the abandoned greenhouse, Shivnarine and Caca Gi have cleared the front area of rusty wheelbarrows and broken trowels. Arranged in a circle on the ground are fifteen mats, each with a banana leaf placed in front. The room swells with the hum of cicadas in the afternoon heat, and with all the windows newly opened, […]
“Attention passengers. If you don’t eat meat, please ring your flight attendant call button.” I chuckle, looking up the aisle to see how far away the flight attendants are. I thought it was a joke when the gate crew announced an hour ago, before we’d even boarded our plane, that Delta was going to buy the whole flight pizza to […]
Hello all! I’ve spent the last few weeks redesigning visuals, reorganizing content, and working out some kinks with the new site. I definitely have some behind-the-scenes stuff I’m still working on, but I am really excited about the way things are looking so far. I hope you guys enjoy the new look too!* A quick overview of some of the perks […]
Hi Friends! So for the last few years, I have been hosting my website through wordpress.com. I started as a newbie blogger one summer day, hunched over my laptop with a few ideas. I still remember sitting down to set everything up thinking “Wow, this is so much easier than I thought it would be!” And WordPress has been wonderful to […]
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about travel over the years. When I was a kid, I remember getting so excited for family trips that I would start packing my bag three or four weeks ahead of time. My parents would ask where all my socks and shorts had gone, and taking them to […]
I am a socio-cultural anthropologist and writer. I Took to my Stoop is a platform for me to share stories, media work, and tips from my ongoing experiences in the world as a researcher. If you have any questions about me, my services, the blog, or anthropology in general, feel free to e-mail me at megroguschka [at] gmail.com. Otherwise, enjoy browsing!