Dec
05

November in a Blur

Oh wow, how is it December already? November went by in an absolute blur of readings and movies. I counted today and realized I’ve read 20 books so far for this thesis! Most of those I’ve read this semester alone. But I’m so close to being done with my research. I have 3 books, 4…
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Oct
24

Fiber Festival, State Fair, and an Inordinate Amount of Readings

Most of this month has been reading: lots and lots of reading. I’m trying to get through a book a week, which is a tall order for someone who is usually super slow at reading. But I’m reading about animals! So of course I’m enjoying myself.

Sep
21

Poster Session? Check!

I didn’t expect it to be, but the poster session felt like a really big deal for me. It was the first time I had really looked at my work as a whole and thought about it in terms of big, streamlined, ideas, instead of being lost in deep detail of individual sections of my…
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Aug
30

The Bookwork Begins

Now that I’m back at school, I’m really diving into the bookwork part of my thesis. More reading and writing, less travel!

Aug
30

More Field Work Updates

As promised, here is my follow-up on the last two stops in my field work! Following my trip to NJ, I went to KY to finish up my mainland research. In KY I had a wide variety of experiences. First, I went to an open-intake animal shelter, where I learned that my perceptions of KY…
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