Doing research on dunes is like being a grain of sand in a very wide beach; there are so many factors to consider and so many ways of looking at them.
Category: Field Notes
Get A U.S. High School Teaching Job
I never thought I would become a high school teacher but now I can’t imagine doing anything else.
Advice for Planning and Conducting Archival Research
In memory of the pre-pandemic world, when historians were still able to conduct archival research, I created a checklist based on my own experience.
The Department of State, Safety, and Archives: Research in a Conflict Zone
“Don’t travel at night, don’t travel by car, and don’t travel out of the city,” the warning of the Department of State repeated over and over in my head as we zipped along the small highway in darkness.
Study Abroad: Madagascar’s Cultural and Biological Diversity
It had always been my professional dream to take students on a study abroad program that would be meaningful and impact their outlook on their role in the world.
Summer Learning: New Knowledge and Networks
Now that summer is approaching and summer schools for PhD candidates are likely to be cancelled, postponed, or arranged online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I have found myself pondering my past summer school experiences.
(Re)Visiting the (Mental) Spaces of Our Research
“I have a bit of a provocative question for Taylor.”
Oh no. Here it comes.
“Have you ever done ayahuasca?”
The Carbon Footprint of Environmental Research: A Personal Dilemma
It just did not sit right anymore to go on all these research trips. That’s when I calculated the Carbon Footprint of my project until thus far.