Month Five: Continued Reading

Throughout the semester I have been focusing on completing my bibliography. Due to the fact that my summer research required 24/7 ethnographic observation, and keeping up my fieldwork notes, I did not have much time to read books or articles on the subject over the summer. Thus, my first semester has involved rereading my field-notes and analyzing other scholarly articles that help to support my research or challenge me to different perspectives. I have enjoyed this process immensely and my central argument for the thesis is coming more clearly into focus. I am looking forward to next semester when I will be able to transform my hundreds of pages of field-notes and readings into my own written work.