Only a little less terrified than my very first meeting back in January.
Christine is consistently gentle, but she holds so much power: to open the gates, or cast me out. She is surprised I am so nervous, but it is not primarily about she herself as she is very kind to me. It is who she is.
She asks me to prepare a thorough list of sources and goes over the bureaucratic requirements. She misses nothing, which is very reassuring.
I also met Liz who had helped me connect with Christine, and who was now elected as my second supervisor, and very welcome to me. She will at intervals coordinate the gender research. We had quite an electric meeting.