Meet and Greet: Adam Heidebrink-Bruno

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As November begins we continue the Meet and Greet series with Adam Heidebrink-Bruno!


Mareesa Miles: Hello Adam! Tell us about yourself!

Adam Heidebrink-Bruno: Hi! I’m a first-year M.A. student interested in intersectional theory, critical feminist pedagogies, and literature that critiques the neoliberal world order (and its historical parallels). When not mourning capitalism, I can be found in nature (kayaking, hiking, camping), or nerding out (D&D, chess, and other more contemporary tabletop games).

MM: Why did you choose Lehigh?

AHB: *Points up to previous answer.* I believe the humanities in general, and literature more specifically, can play a major role in how our society thinks about and enacts social justice, and this program gives me the opportunity and support necessary to explore this hope.

MM: What is your favorite book outside your field of study?

AHB: Currently, I’d say David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas (as well as its film adaptation), because — as Somni-451 says — “Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others. Past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”

MM: What are you most looking forward to this year?

AHB: I have a beautiful chocolate orange stout fermenting away in my kitchen right now, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was pretty excited for that to finish up. But on a more serious note, I’m already doing what I’ve been looking forward to since accepting this M.A. position: diving into some critical theory and powerful literature that’s helping me make sense of this crazy world in which we all live.

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