Day in the Life: Elizabeth Prevost


Professor Elizabeth Prevost teaching her tutorial on Escapism.

6:00 a.m. Wake up, shower, walk dog.

6:30 a.m. Make coffee & breakfast (raisin toast, kindness of Bread Tree!) while listening to Morning Edition and reading New York Times headlines.

7:00 a.m. Make sure my 10-year-old daughter is awake; pour her cereal and get her ready for school.

7:45 a.m. Drop off said daughter at Grinnell Middle School.

8:30 a.m. Discuss “Black Panther” with my tutorial (course topic: “Escapism”).

10:00 a.m. Prep for afternoon class by reviewing students’ annotated bibliography drafts.

12:00 p.m. Go home for lunch (picking up Jimmy John’s sub en route) and let the dog out.

1:00 p.m. Return emails; meet with advisees.

2:00-4:00 p.m. Meet with student research groups for seminar (HIS 334, “Decolonization”).

4:00-6:00 p.m. Personnel Committee meeting.

7:00 p.m. Have dinner (stir-fried eggplant, kindness of Middle Way Farm!) at home with family; clean up.

8:00 p.m. Practice vocal music (Aaron Copland setting of Emily Dickinson poems) for next day’s voice lesson.

8:30 p.m. Read to daughter (from the latest in the “Middle School Mayhem” series) & shepherd her to bed.

9:00 p.m. Watch next episode in Netflix or HBO queue.

10:00 p.m. Read a crime novel … for as long as I stay awake!