In my everyday life, I know I take a lot for granted: in addition to the big things, like my health, my family, friends, etc., I also don’t think twice about indoor bathrooms and drinkable tap water. Honestly, I’m grateful for my past ability to travel so much that small differences like those are quite… Read more »
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Well, I’ve been in Canada for about half an hour now, and I’m about to leave what has briefly been my first country outside of the United States on my circumnavigation around the world this summer. Granted, the Circumnavigator Scholars grant does not permit North American countries to count as a part of the five-country,… Read more »
Hi everyone! I’ll be headed to Cyprus soon for my first time out of the country! Wish me luck– here’s hoping I make it on the plane, honestly.
I got the Undergraduate Language Grant from the Office of Undergraduate Research to study Arabic language in American in Beirut, Lebanon. Let me show you the magnificent scenery and stories in this country.
Last week, I was granted an incredible opportunity to ditch three days of school to go to New York and talk about food. More specifically, I listened to a group of incredible food studies academics present their research related to street food and engaged in (well, mostly still listened to) conversation and budding collaboration regarding topics of food consumption and… Read more »
So, that last blog post on the train ended short because I fell asleep. This morning I traced out the route of my upcoming circumnavigation on a map for my current hosts in Virginia, and they commented on how long many of the flights are I’ll be taking. I’m generally incapable of napping during the day, but my… Read more »
Hi, from… Wilmington, Delaware! No, this isn’t one of the stops on my future circumnavigation, but I suppose it is apropos that I’m writing my first blog post while in transit (even if it’s for Spring Break travel)? Anyhow, yes—it is Spring Break! A magical week of no classes, which I’ve been waiting so… Read more »
A few years ago, I created a series of workshops designed to help students unfamiliar with the research process to learn how to get started. The workshops were a “big” success – we had a couple dozen students. However, it made me aware of how many weren’t there, including those who wanted to attend but… Read more »
Hi everyone and sorry for the long period of silence. I arrived back in the U.S. last Sunday and have had a really busy 10 days moving apartments, going to a wedding, and quickly pulling together a research grant application to return to my Brazil case study (cross your fingers for me!). The first day… Read more »
Sixty-five people gathered at the start time for the Moms’ (Just Moms STL) August meeting, this time in a union hall. At least ten more straggled in, as confused newcomers navigated construction on the road outside. Billed as a candidate’s forum instead of the normal monthly updates, the meeting was in some ways a test… Read more »