Wrapping Up and Planning Ahead: Final Blog Post of the Summer

While my summer has been chaotic, I have learned so much and developed a real passion for the research I have been doing, to the point that I hope to continue much of it throughout this coming year.

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Challenging Expectations and Other Lessons from Doing Human-Based Research

It has been a whirlwind past could of weeks. After my trip to Washington, D.C. to conduct two interviews, I went to a conference for one of my organizations on campus, which gave me plenty of travel time to work on transcripts. I am also preparing to go up to D.C. again tomorrow (Tuesday) to conduct another interview.

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Flexibility and Mobility: Interviewing in D.C., Transcriptions, and Emerging Themes

So I’m off to the big city! This afternoon (in 1 1/2 hours actually), I’ll be going to Washington, D.C. for a few days to conduct a couple interviews with alumni, one who graduated in 2017 and another who graduated in 1973.

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Hitting the Ground Running: Interviews, Transcripts, and International Exchange

After studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa (!) in June, it has been go go go for me being back in the good ol’ Burg.

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Researching and Replying: Preparing to Conduct Oral Histories

Before I return to Williamsburg to begin conducting oral histories, I am doing secondary source research and contacting a lot of different people in order to be fully prepared to jump in when I return to William & Mary in July.

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