During an interview this past week, the interviewee mentioned that she has read this blog in its entirety. I apologized for not updating it recently. I had thought (and mentioned) that I would be sharing more regular updates from "the field". I know some student start blogs to "report back" (to their family and friends?) … Continue reading Why haven’t I updated more often “from the field” ?
Richmond, CA -- The standard opening of an ethnography begins with the "arrival scene" of the researcher to foreign host country. As those who have been following my blog know, part of why I have been blogging (albeit sporadically) has been to foreground my own research training and process and to complicate the idea of … Continue reading Research Update – 3 Dec 2018
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
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
I'm starting this post to hold myself accountable to myself, my community advisory board in Nairobi, those with whom I plan to conduct my research project, my academic advisory board in Irvine, my family and curious onlookers to this whole research process.