I am Robert Connolly – a resident of New Orleans transplanted from Memphis, Tennessee, via Jackson, Mississippi, via Northeast Louisiana, via . . . where I live with my wife Emma and our rescue dog Grace (Golden Retriever). We have four (step) children and eleven grandchildren spread between Jackson Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana.
I am “institutionally” retired from my career as an educator/museum professional/anthropologist/community activist and advocate, a combination that I enjoyed immensely. Specifically, on September 1, 2016 I retired as the Director of the C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. and Associate Professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Earth Sciences at the University of Memphis, where I also served on the Advisory Board for the the Graduate Certificate Program in Museum Studies.
Things I like include Emma, living into the process, aha moments, facilitating the exploration of big ideas, reading, travel on blue line highways, computer graphics, biking, writing, photography, baking, eating, hanging with the grandkids, heat and humidity, recovery, and all of those two-room county museums spread across this country. I blog about my long-term recovery from alcoholism and my recent cancer diagnosis at the Process Not An Event.
Here is my academia.edu page where I have some of my publications, field notes, syllabi and other things loaded.