Final Summary – PUFA Study Research

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Always Buy in Bulk: The Batch TGA Process

By far, the best thing about being in lab everyday, all day is the sense of continuity. During the school year, I log about four hours a week and on rare occasions, a little extra. I’m finding out that’s not enough to get the true sense of continuity of the lab. Seeing projects and long procedures go from beginning to finish.

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Malawi Bound: Chappell Fellowship Public Health Research 2013

This summer, from mid May-July, I will be conducting an ethnographic public health study in Blantyre, Malawi. The study will examine how maternal capacities—the individual level psycho-social, biologic and organizational characteristics of mothers—influence women’s hygiene and infant and young child feeding practices. I have designed the study over the past year during two independent studies with my research advisor, Professor Scott Ickes, who will carry out a concurrent study Bundibugyo, Uganda. This work is foundational to Dr. Ickes’ broader work in child nutrition interventions in Africa, and the findings from this research will inform a future NIH grant proposal and ongoing research studies in these two field sites.

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These are findings

Leitner et al. (2008) describe five main aspects of spatiality that should be accounted for in any analysis of a social movement or instance contentious politics (e.g. resistance): place, scale, networks, positionality and mobility. In keeping with their wishes to avoid anointing a master frame, I shall take this opportunity to describe how each of these concepts have appeared in relation to the case and in particular, my guiding research question: how does the materiality of of coal fired power plants affect the spatial distribution of resistance?

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