Another question and a problem (amongst many) arising from Serbian homophobia

The research I completed this summer allowed me to meet some of the most inspiring and dedicated activists in Serbia.  I was able to meet with one such activist while in Belgrade quite often because she was associated with the NGO that I was working from.

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Belgrade Pride: I was part of history

The situation for LGBT citizens in Serbia isn’t very pretty.  Yes, there have been gains in recent years, but those gains have not provided the necessary protection and acceptance that these individuals deserve.

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Running Participants (no where near done)

It’s been over a month since my last post and not much has changed. Oh, except that I’ve run about a third of my participants, begun cleaning and analyzing data, and set goals for where I want to take this project and even what I plan on doing next summer. Despite the fact that many other summer researchers are wrapping up their projects, I’m only getting started, so this blog post will be about what I did in July and I’ll add one more post right before the Summer Research Symposium to wrap it all up. Hopefully by the end of September I’ll have run all my participants and can finally stop being so vague about what I’m doing locked in the ISC all day!

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Future Shock

It’s been about two weeks since I have left Ireland, add a few more days and it has been almost three weeks since I left Achill Island. I haven’t had any huge culture shock, but I do greatly miss my field school. When you wake up to a house of fourteen other college students and travel to an archaeological excavation site at precisely 8:45AM for six weeks, it’s strange to find yourself getting out of bed into a quiet apartment without a mountain climb awaiting you. Results from the excavation site have not been released to my group of students yet, but the Facebook group said they will post them soon.

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