Research Relations: An Ethnography of Qualitative Data Sharing in Nairobi

Last week, one day after returning from a whirlwind trip to the 2018 Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) conference in Sydney, I submitted the outputs that have been the bane of my existence for the last one year. That might be a bit melodramatic but as per the UCI Anthro research timeline, the … Continue reading Research Relations: An Ethnography of Qualitative Data Sharing in Nairobi

ResearchGate and Academia.edu: The Alternatives to Paywalls that Really Aren’t Alternatives

By: Angela Okune I am writing this blog post to address an issue that I believe most of my colleagues are unaware of. Many academic colleagues--well-intentioned and desiring to do the right thing—(myself included!) have had an Academia.edu and/or ResearchGate accounts in an attempt to make scholarly work more accessible to those outside of the … Continue reading ResearchGate and Academia.edu: The Alternatives to Paywalls that Really Aren’t Alternatives

Genre: Grant writing

I've been deep in grant writing for the past two weeks (a big anthropological fieldwork grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation was due today) so while I have been furiously reading, it's of a different sort of reading than it would/will be for development of my orals documents. Nonetheless, while part of me detests the genre of … Continue reading Genre: Grant writing

Where My Head’s At: Research Update

Part of my rationale for starting this blog was--in addition to being a space for reflection--also as an additional accountability tool. As I mentioned in passing in my first blog post, I have decided to set up a "community advisory committee" in addition to the required academic advisory committee. I see this as an important … Continue reading Where My Head’s At: Research Update

Milestone – Chair of Orals Committee Accepted!

A key part of the PhD journey is figuring out who you want to walk along with you to guide and support your growth as a thinker, especially when times get tough, (but also people who will question you when you think everything is going fine!). In other words, choosing your advisors is a key … Continue reading Milestone – Chair of Orals Committee Accepted!