Archives for the ‘anthropology’ Category

Preliminary Fieldwork in Redfern and Waterloo

By • Sep 27th, 2018 • Category: anthropology, Honors Thesis, Research

I am thankful that I had 15 days to conduct fieldwork in Sydney in August. While the majority of my dissertation fieldwork will take place over 9-12 months (hopefully starting in late Fall 2019), this trip was combination pilot study (to test potential validity of my site) and a preliminary dive into ethnography and interviewing. […]

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Learning Sydney: Round 2

By • Sep 27th, 2018 • Category: anthropology, Honors Thesis, Research

Since my inaugural trip to Australia last May/June, I’ve written my thesis and earned my master’s degree in Anthropology. The title of my thesis is The Gap on the Block: Subjectivity, Aboriginality, and Agency in Contemporary Urban Australia. My thesis explored the construction and maintenance of an Aboriginal subjectivity in a inner-city suburb (similar to our city […]

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Final Research Update

By • Aug 22nd, 2018 • Category: anthropology, archaeology, Honors Thesis, Research

As the summer comes to a close, I have been reflecting on the different aspects of my research experience and adding finishing touches to my website. I feel very fortunate to have been able to explore a topic of my choosing through a medium of my choosing. Information is conveyed many ways in the field […]

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Summary: Place in Healing and Memory

By • Aug 17th, 2018 • Category: anthropology, Hispanic Studies, Honors Thesis, Research

My fascination with place began, I think, when I first uprooted myself from my childhood home to live in a country far away. As I have continued to travel and explore new places, I have become ever more attuned to how physical environments form my experiences and my memories. From the wild beauty of a […]

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Kiskiak Update 3: Weeks 5 and 6

By • Aug 16th, 2018 • Category: anthropology, archaeology, Honors Thesis, Research

During weeks 5 and 6 of my research I edited existing GIS maps of the archaeological site in order to best represent the site for an untrained eye. GIS, or Geographic Information Systems, is incredibly useful technology in the field of archaeology because it allows us to process and convey multiple types of information at […]

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Healing and Memory, Part 3: El Camino

By • Aug 15th, 2018 • Category: anthropology, Hispanic Studies, Honors Thesis, Research

I returned from the Camino portugués a few days ago. The blisters and sunburn are still there, but somehow the time remains surreal. My sister and I walked nearly 250 kilometers in nine days, from Porto to Santiago de Compostela. This is the “Portuguese Way,” one of the traditional Camino (the Way or Path) routes […]

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Healing and Memory, Part 2: Argentina

By • Jun 29th, 2018 • Category: anthropology, Hispanic Studies, Honors Thesis, Research

  As my time in Argentina comes to a close, I have been organizing my thoughts as well as my luggage. I find myself reflecting on the wealth of experiences and information I have collected throughout the semester. Although I feel that I have delved into the relationships between communities, their physical space, and their […]

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Healing and Memory, Part 1: Argentina

By • May 8th, 2018 • Category: anthropology, Hispanic Studies, Honors Thesis, Research

For the past several months, I have been studying abroad in La Plata, Argentina. I am taking classes and interning at the Comisión Provincial por la Memoria, a public and autonomous human rights organization. Because of my involvement with the Comisión, I have become immersed in the humanitarian and activist discourse of La Plata. Our […]

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Abstract: Healing and Memory

By • Mar 23rd, 2018 • Category: anthropology, Hispanic Studies, Honors Thesis, Research

The themes I will examine in my research project — Healing and Memory: Place Identity in Post-Dictatorship Argentina and El Camino de Santiago — are complex and at times nebulous. In this introduction, however, I will briefly cover the premise of my project and the methods I will use. The idea for this project was […]

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Politics, Parliament, and Anthropology: Canberra

By • Aug 18th, 2017 • Category: anthropology, Honors Thesis, Research

Stepping off the train in Canberra was quite daunting after the experience of Sydney. Canberra is much smaller and serves as the political hub of Australia. Fortunately, because it is the nation’s capital, the public centers (museums, government buildings, archives) are incredible. My first day in Canberra consisted of riding a bicycle to the National […]

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