The Summer May Have Ended, but the Research Process Continues…

Not that school is back in session, it would be convenient to say that my research has ended and I can simply begin the writing process.  However, anthropological research is an iterative process, and my project continues to evolve.  While I will begin the writing process over the course of the semester, I will also continue to conduct interviews.  In addition, I am going to attend the Guinea Jubilee, a celebration of life and culture in Guinea Neck, at the end of the month.  The fact that this event occurs in September proves the fact that summer research does not always fit nicely into seven weeks.  While much can be accomplished during that time, an anthropologist can never know everything about the community he or she studies.  I am fortunate that Guinea lies close to Williamsburg, allowing me to still meet with community members in person.