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University of Chicago, Northwestern University
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Hey, I’m Michael!

Evanston, Illinois, United States · Member since September 2012
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I am a university history professor who travels quite a bit to conduct archival research and hope airbnb will be a good way to find convenient and comfortable lodging and cool people away from home. I have a dog, two kids, and a partner of twenty-two years, and enjoy travelling except when it takes me away from them. I enjoy reading books on 20th-century US history, which is what I write and teach. I'm a runner who logs 1000 miles a year and I'll be running my second marathon in 2015. I mix a mean cocktail and if I ever win the lottery I intend to open a bar. My favorite way to spend a day is at the beach with my kids, either oceanside or on the shores of Lake Michigan.

I am a quiet, cordial, tidy, and self-sufficient house guest. Having lived in rural, urban, and suburban places in various parts of the US, I'm comfortable in most settings and around many different kinds of people, though I prefer thoughtful, tolerant folks the best.