Between college and graduate school, Alek switched from literature to anthropology. Despite an increase in the number of interdisciplinary initiatives bridging the two professions, this was a substantial shift. He had to refocus himself from the archive to the field throughout the first few years of his PhD program.
I'm a writer and frequent poster on the Happier Abroad forum. I was imprisoned for ten years for sexual exploitation of a child, conspiracy to produce child pornography, distribution of child pornography, conspiracy to distribute child pornography, and possession of child pornography. But I'm a completely different person now. I hope to help other young men not do what I did.