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I’m Pierce Williams, English teacher, 18th century scholar, irregular fly fisherman, and spaghetti western enthusiast. 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.