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I’m Pierce Williams, 18th century scholar, irregular fly fisherman, spaghetti western enthusiast, and master cornbread baker. I’m originally from Texas, where I taught high-school English and worked in spirits distribution. I moved to Chicago in 2012 with my wife, Whitney, and then to Pittsburgh in 2013 to study. Since then, my life has been consumed by really old texts about really old science, and new ideas about what they mean(t) and why they matter(ed).

The “about” page describes what I do for work. The “projects” page describes what I’m working on. I can be contacted via the links below.