Aug
18

First-Hand Experience: My Research Trip to London

First-Hand Experience I’ve just returned from a fantastic research trip to London so a few updates are in order! This trip was dedicated to providing some important historical background context for my honors thesis on the role of touch, arms and hands in Victorian literature. Going into this trip, I had a few central questions…
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Aug
15

Summer Field Work

Along with my lab work this summer, I have also been able to help with field work for other projects.  My advisor has multiple students he is working with, so every once in a while I can help with field work with other students. Back in July I went with two other students and my advisor…
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Aug
14

August Update: Research Connections, Popular Culture, and Social Identity Theory

Although we are only nearly half-way through August, this month has been an interesting one in guiding the focus of my thesis writing. In my last blog post, in which I said my main focus for the month of August was literature (fiction and memoirs), I provided the “guidelines” I use to approach these sources.…
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Aug
14

Summer Refugee Research: A Story to Tell

I have been on the move all summer. During my time abroad, the longest that I remained stationary in one country was twelve days. Most of my research involved personal interviews with refugees, international conferences, and meeting with people from all across Europe to discuss international refugee policy and religion (and trust me, the combination…
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Aug
14

Comparing Instrumental Data to Paleoclimate Data

A new thing that I am trying to figure out with my research is connect my paleoclimate data to historic weather data in the Faroe Islands.  There is a weather station in Torshavn at the Vagar airport, which is near the lake I have sediment cores from and has been collecting weather data since 1873. …
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