Archive for May, 2015

Getting Started!

By • May 31st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Just one quick update before tomorrow because I don’t have too much to report. Tomorrow marks the first day of official Honors Fellowship research and I’m super excited! It has been a brief couple weeks visiting my family and spending some time relaxing but I’m ready to be back in Williamsburg and ready to get…
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Blog Post: Children’s Processing of Smoking-Related Cues

By • May 31st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

After spending five months away from the lab while I studied abroad, I am happy to be back! It was an especially strange absence because between my first semester freshman year and this past December, I had only ever left the lab for about six weeks at a time during breaks. The new developments to…
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It starts

By • May 31st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Alright everybody, after a wonderful two weeks at home I have made the long drive back to Williamsburg and I am PUMPED to get started on my research! Can’t wait to let you all know how everything is going later on!



Getting ready!

By • May 31st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In less than two weeks I will finally head to Antigua, Guatemala to begin my research. After a hectic semester studying abroad in Barcelona, and a month spent traveling through Europe, I am ready to fully devote myself to my project. Currently I don’t have anything particularly exciting to report. This is the part they…
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The Maine Attraction

By • May 31st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

After a great couple weeks at home, it’s time to move on to the next adventure. Tomorrow I pack up the car and start the drive to my home for the summer – Brunswick, Maine! I’m departing from Northern Virginia with lab-mate-and-partner-in-crime, Karina Brocco French (studying phenotypic plasticity in juvenile sea urchins), meeting up with our…
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A Casual Count of Ableism in Poetry

By • May 31st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I picked up a few books of poetry that caught my eye to read this summer- unrelated to this project, in fact. I figured though, as I was going through them, to keep track of the number of times that language referring to disability was used- this doesn’t speak to . This is by no means […]



An unpacked suitcase

By • May 31st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My flight for Tokyo leaves in 24 hours. The last pieces of the puzzle that has been accommodations, permissions, travel plans and appointments are coming together. In my last few weeks here in the U.S, I have come realize the extent to which Rei Kawakubo has removed herself from the public eye. After countless hours…
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Dimensions of Antifascist Graffiti: The North-South Divide and The Ultras

By • May 30th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

When studying neofascism in Italy,  it is critical to build a profile of a typical neofascist: where do they come from, how did they become indoctrinated, who are their allies? While building my profile, I’ve had to examine the historical divisions of Italian society that made it an incubator for neofascism. This month I’ve focused…
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7 Poets In, and I am Finding My Voice

By • May 29th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I am 7 days into my project, which means that I have 7 poets under my belt. I have read John Milton, Dante Alighieri, Emily Bronte, Charles Baudelaire, Pablo Neruda, Lord Alfred Tennyson, and Elizabeth Bishop, and have written 2-4 poems for each of the…



Blog Post 3: Understanding John Adams and Samuel Adams through John Locke- Discussing Executive Power Relative to Legislative Power

By • May 29th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As promised, I am posting a part of the essay I am writing to give you a sense of what my essay will look like. I have chosen to discuss John and Samuel Adams’ distinct interpretations of John Locke’s ideas on the role of executive power. In The Second Treatise, Locke argues that the legislature and […]