Archive for January, 2016

First draft done!

By • Jan 31st, 2016 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Hello from the other side- of draft completion that is! I am extremely excited to be able to write that this month (January) I turned in my first full draft of my thesis to my advisor. It was so satisfying to see all the work I have put in for months to come together in…
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Concluding Thoughts on the First Draft

By • Jan 31st, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I am wrapping up my first draft of the thesis and moving towards the editing I will need to do for the coming four months. In the final pages of the first draft, I take time to address the future of antifascist graffiti and how it may change in the coming years.  Here is an…
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New Year, Same Project :)

By • Jan 31st, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

January 27, 2016 Happy New Year, everyone! Thanks so much for continuing to follow along in the development of my thesis! So excited to be able to continue conducting such meaningful work through this experience! I dedicated a great deal of time this month to compiling summaries for each of the interviews I’ve conducted, taking…
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2015 Wrap-Up!

By • Jan 31st, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

December 7, 2015 Thus far, I spent this month exploring psychophysiological responses to racism/oppression. I also began exploring the importance of implementing socially just mental health practice, and evaluating the importance and benefits of community-based participatory research. I find that these readings are both inspirational and informative, as I seek to pursue a career in…
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Thesis Drafts and Poetry Selections

By • Jan 31st, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

November 30, 2015 This month was spent re-working and revising my thesis draft. I have been sending 10 page sections of the draft to my thesis advisor, Dr. Charity Hudley, to get comments and suggestions for revision. I am preparing it, so that I able to spend the month of December working to finish my…
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On the Importance of Strengths-Based Assessment

By • Jan 31st, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

October 26, 2015 This month I began exploring a text given to me for review by Professor Charity Hudley, Failing Our Brightest Kids (Finn & Wright, 2015). Reading this text proved immensely thought- provoking me as I continue to consider ideologies of underrepresented and Black student education within the American education system in general, but…
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Back to School and Back at it!

By • Jan 31st, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

September 27, 2015 Hello everyone! I am super excited to be back and back at it! I made a good amount of progress of over the summer with my research in terms of getting started with data collection and starting in on the draft, and am excited to see what the semester holds. Soon I…
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Delivering While Incarcerated

By • Jan 29th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

My data collection is slowly coming to an end.  As I mentioned in my previous blog posts, the biggest challenge of my project has been contacting participants to complete follow-up interviews.  There were 125 women who had completed Healthy Beginnings post-partum interviews – my lab partner and I were only able to contact 11 of…
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January Update

By • Jan 26th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello again! I’ve been quite productive since my last post, with my first two chapters complete! Well, technically still rough drafts, I suppose, but contentwise they are off my mind. It definitely feels good to have some real progress, and hopefully this momentum will continue. Coming up pretty soon is the honors colloquium, in which…
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The Future is Fast Approaching

By • Jan 25th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As we return to to the College, I share the thoughts of many of my Honors colleagues: “This thesis is due. Soon.” As much as there are still months between today and the actual defense of my thesis, there truly is not much time. The past semester has been incredibly instrumental in forming a solid…
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