Archive for October, 2018

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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