MY WORK

A little of what I do.

Writing

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 as a food journalist here.

Media

I often use visual media to supplement my written ethnographic work. Beyond the photographs featured on I Took to my Stoop, you can find more of my visual work on my photo site, my YouTube channel, and my Etsy Shop.

Research/Consulting

In addition to the research I have done about homelessness in New York City, and the sovereign debt crisis in Greece, I also work as a freelance consultant for new media and storytelling strategy. If you are interested in working with me, feel free to look me up on LinkedIn or reach out here.  

FROM THE BLOG

The Ordinary

The Ordinary

Posted on Mar 18, 2015

There are moments when I come upon ordinary objects, things I don’t necessarily miss or think of in my daily life, yet interacting with them humbles me. Like a birthday card from my grandmother when I was in college, or a magazine article about India that I ripped out of a National Geographic in 2011, […]

South of the Border

South of the Border

Posted on Feb 26, 2015

On 95 North, we get ready to pass it again. There have been signs for at least a hundred miles, and now almost every billboard is plastered with bright yellow paint, a caricature of a Mexican bandito, and text: “Caliente!,” “Stop and smell the Flowers!,” “You never sausage a place – You’re always a wiener […]

Closing Time

Closing Time

Posted on Feb 1, 2015

Grand Central closes at two am every morning. Customers, loiterers, employees, and homeless people are shooed from the building by police officers, who walk, with their keys jingling and batons in hand, up and down the entirety of the station, tapping people and kicking at shoes to make sure everyone is up and out on […]

Tooele (Too-el-uh)

Posted on Jan 27, 2015

On Sunday’s we went to church. After the service ended, everyone ate their fill of day-old cookies from the potluck table, and then we loaded into the Suburban and made our way down the canyon, through Salt Lake City, to Grandma’s house. We passed the Great Salt Lake and Kennecott Copper Mine on the way, and after the smelter […]

Photowalk: Pennsylvania

Photowalk: Pennsylvania

Posted on Jan 16, 2015
The Field

The Field

Posted on Jan 2, 2015

Out beyond the house, and the yard, and the driveway fifteen years unpaved, over a chain link fence, through a thicket of sage brush, was my place. It was hidden by a ridge, tucked beneath a windswept burrough where rabbits and rattlesnakes shared the warmth of the earth. There was a small, flattened patch of wild grass, […]

About Meghan

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!