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

The “about” page gives the nitty gritty on what I do for work. The “projects” page has abstracts about what I’m working on. I can be contacted via the inroads below.