Archive for May, 2008

Sneakers

By • May 24th, 2008 • Category: General Technology, Quebec, Research

Do you ever get the feeling that, to do well in field research, you have to be a little sneaky? The little half-truths that are used can be handy when you’re just starting out. The non-disclosures about your pre-fabricated conclusions fog the glass between you and your subject. But is it too […]



An explanation

By • May 22nd, 2008 • Category: About, General Technology, Research

I’m not sure how many people will understand the title of this blog, N2O. Nitrous oxide. Laughing gas. That stuff will make you happy instantaneously, and then pass out. I’ve only tried it once when getting a tooth pulled. I liked it so much, I decided to name my blog […]



Don Quixote: Universal Literature Read as a National Novel

By • May 18th, 2008 • Category: Don Quixote, Hispanic Studies, Honors Thesis, Literature, Photography, Research

The summer after my freshman year, I took a Monroe grant from the Charles Center at William and Mary and explored Don Quixote in Spain: “Although many of us are familiar with the universal themes in Don Quixote, some evidence suggests that it can also be read as a “national” novel about Spain. Curious, I […]

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Barriers – A walk through a divided city

By • May 14th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Julie Riggs and I (Alex Douglas) put together this photographic/poetic essay as our project for the forum. It ties a few Hispanic Studies issues into Urban Planning and “reads” the city. We’ve made it into a powerpoint for simplicity. It ought to be presented along with a commentary, but that has yet to be written; […]

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New internship opportunity!

By • May 13th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, internship, Research

In 2008-2009, 10 students will collaborate with Carlos Osorio from the National Security Archives to produce briefing books on discrete topics as part of a new research-internship opportunity. A direct outcome of the first Hispanic Cultural Studies Research Forum, the idea for this research-internship opportunity was born when Argentine and WM students visited the Archives […]



Dictatorship, Resistence, and Gender

By • May 8th, 2008 • Category: Hispanic Studies, Honors Thesis, Literature, Research

Here’s another one of my final papers from this semester. The basic idea is that dictatorships attempt to legitimize their power by associating themselves with hierarchical gender narratives. I approach the topic by examining the distinct approaches of two resistence plays: “Death and the Maiden” by Chilean Ariel Dorfman and “Antígona Furiosa” by Argentine Griselda […]

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Legal Status and Wages

By • May 7th, 2008 • Category: Economics, Final Projects, Honors Thesis, Research

Here’s an Econ paper I just finished writing: amnesty_and_wages.pdf It’s not particularly conclusive, but it takes a stab at the question of whether legal status increases immigrants’ wages directly.

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“Barriers” – a walk through a divided city

By • May 7th, 2008 • Category: Final Projects, Fotography, Hispanic Studies, Honors Thesis, Research

Julie Riggs and I put together this photographic/poetic essay after a week in DC with the Hispanic Studies research forum. It ties a few Hispanic Studies issues into Urban Planning and “reads” the city. We’ve made it into a powerpoint for simplicity. UPDATE: the files now include an introduction!   “Barriers” – English version “Barreras” […]

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Tying Up the Loose Ends of Your Digital Identity

By • May 7th, 2008 • Category: Blogs and Wikis, Honors Thesis, Research, Students

re.web – The William & Mary Web Redesign Andy DeSoto, a junior psychology major at William and Mary, has written a guide for students (and faculty) on how to use the new Tribe Voices tool to manage their presence on … Continue reading