Archive for October, 2018

No One Woke Me Up When September Ended: An August/September/October Research Recap

By • Oct 12th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hey, Upper East Siders, Gossip Girl here. And I have the biggest news ever. One of my many sources sends us this:   “Spotted: Jackie Keshner, hurriedly recapping two months of research and major life decisions amidst midterm season.”   While Williamsburg is sadly bereft of a local Gossip Girl, everything else is true. Life…
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Weekly Report 1007-State of Field Synthesis

By • Oct 8th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Zhengyuan Paul Ling History 494 Professor Limoncelli 10/02/2018 State of Field Essay Interconnecting the study of Confucianism in Japan and that of Japanese Nationalism is a comparatively novel approach within the East Asian historical studies society. In this millennium, Kiri Paramore and his Japanese Confucianism revive and interact with the discussion of both topics, upon…
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Happy Spook Month – October Blog Post

By • Oct 6th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Halloween is a special time for parents and their children. Filled with trick or treat, costumes, and spooky situations, Halloween can be an important opportunity for parents and children to bond and discuss emotions. Jacqueline Wooley, Psychology Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, has researched the emotional effects of Halloween. Wooley states that…
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September 2018 Update

By • Oct 4th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Once again, I’ve been so busy I forgot to make a post for September. Things have been mostly status quo for now though. Tracking has continued at all three sites – it’s been warm enough here that the toads are still up and about. Thankfully, Hurricane Florence didn’t cause us to lose any animals either!…
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August and September: Moving from Ethnography to Organization

By • Oct 3rd, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Karibuni! Here is an (overdue) update on my research progress for the months of August and September! Quick recap in case you’ve missed my previous posts: I spent the summer interviewing Maasai labor migrants in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. My interviews were conducted in Kiswahili (with some help from a translator) and took a variety…
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September: Getting in the Swing of Things

By • Oct 1st, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This month has been a whirlwind of getting back into school and classes as well as solidifying my plan for my research. As the analysis of my six transcripts has begun, I’ve finally been able to get into the specifics of the language that my participants use to describe their lifestyle. I have created Excel…
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