Associate Professor, University of Iowa

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Fieldnote Fun

Fieldnote Fun

I’m knee-deep in fieldnotes at the moment, so I thought I’d share a fun excerpt. This comes from the second day of a video training I did with an organization. I’ve made some minor edits for clarity and anonymity. Last time I said they should […]

November Roundup/Linkup

November Roundup/Linkup

What’s that? There was a November? I hadn’t really noticed. It’s been a wild month or so, but here are some of the things that have keep me busy the last several weeks: Watching the Chicago Bears and the Wisconsin Badgers football teams win games. […]

Overhead Compartments, Haircuts, and Reverse Culture Shock

Overhead Compartments, Haircuts, and Reverse Culture Shock

Before returning to the U.S., Melissa and I talked about whether or not life in America would feel strange to us. Since Nairobi is a very cosmopolitan city, I didn’t expect much “reverse culture shock,” but I was really curious to see what things would […]

New Blog Shout Outs!!

New Blog Shout Outs!!

I have some friends who are new to the blogging world, so I wanted to give some quick shout outs to them. joskey – Josphat is the Film School Coordinator at the Kibera Film School. He will be blogging about the happenings at the film […]

The Temmy’s Challenge

The Temmy’s Challenge

As anyone who’s ever lived with me knows, I love cereal. When I was younger, I would eat 3 bowls every morning, and sometimes top that off with a Carnation Instant Breakfast. Now that I’m older (and my metabolism isn’t quite what it used to […]

Recommended Readings

Recommended Readings

Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve added any updates. This has been a semester full of reading and preparing for my preliminary exams. Now that I’ve passed (yay!) and I’m officially a doctoral candidate, I’m getting ready to head to Kenya to start my […]