Feb
      11

      It’s All Coming Together

      My final semester of college has begun, and I have about two months left to analyze my data and finish writing my thesis. Before returning to campus, I laid out steps to achieve this goal and so far, everything is going according to plan. As I anticipated, completing all video coding has been the biggest…
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      Feb
      10

      Honors Blog 10: Beginning The Write Up

      Now that I’m back in Williamsburg it is time to put my nose to the grindstone and write up my honors thesis and carry out a few supplementary experiments to my thesis. My advisor and I have laid out an action plan through which I will write up my thesis in a non-linear order beginning…
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      Jan
      31

      January Update: Minor Concept Changes and Writing Goals

      Since I returned back from winter break, there have been numerous developments to my thesis. First, my thesis advisor and I went through his comments for the chapter I wrote on film portrayals of social identity. I was happy to see such thorough comments on the draft, as after working on the chapter for nearly…
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      Jan
      30

      On the specifics of the Cobb Collection: New Role

      Over Fall Break (2018), I traveled up to Washington D.C. to visit the Cobb Collection in person. I had made arrangements with Dr. Fatimah Jackson, the director of the Cobb collection at Howard University, to visit the off-site location where the remains were located.

      Jan
      30

      Update: New Project, Same Concept

        Since returning to school my project has undergone significant changes. My initial topic was focusing on treponemal disease like syphilis, yaws and pinta which were extremely prevalent in the enslaved population. These illnesses are associated with the conditions of enslavement and have been traditionally been seen in this population. My early iteration of my…
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