Survey Link WHAT: The purpose of this survey is to understand how adults who have maintained their job, but had to adjust to working-from-home, are doing. The survey asks questions about structural, technical, emotional, and cultural aspects of working from home. WHO: This survey was designed to be taken by adults who have maintained their … Continue reading Working From Home during COVID-19? Take this Brief Survey.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 1ST!! Wow. I am so excited to be writing this here, on my blog. So I have been working with a fellow disability studies scholar who has diabetes (the amazing Bianca Frazer) on putting together the parameters for a book about how diabetes is represented and how various groups of folks … Continue reading Exciting Opportunity! Call for Proposals – Diabetes on Display
WOW! So, I've been at work all day and until now didn't realize that I will be in Chicago one month from today in this very hour, defending my dissertation. What does that mean, you ask? Well, as you likely know, I've been doing this masssssssive research project called a dissertation for the last year … Continue reading Live-Streaming an Academic Affair (Sept 27th)
Living with diabetes requires sooooo much effort. The daily requirements of staying alive are relentless and unending. It is messy, unpredictable, and damn frustrating most of the time. The biggest thing though, is that unless you have a friend or community who also has it, you are likely to feel misunderstood. And even when you … Continue reading #IHearYou
I’ve been updating you about my dissertation research via this blog for quite a while now and I am happy to share a new IRB approved research opportunity happening on Wednesday, April 24th during the regularly scheduled #DSMA chat. Below are some details about the projects as well as the who, what, and when! Project … Continue reading Officially Recruiting! #DSMA Tweet Chat April 24th
Life in academia is lonely. The social-scientist/academic's work-life revolves around creating new knowledge, generating nuanced understandings of social systems and communication, producing and or critiquing theories of behavior and relations. It is lonely because the academic sees something others don't. We have ideas that most of our acquaintances do not understand or can't understand without … Continue reading Work-Life Balance?
I'm thrilled to spread news today that my dissertation committee approved my project. I now am ready to share more of the study details and story of how we got here. I will note up front, however, that I am still waiting on approval from the ethical review board at my home university before I … Continue reading My Research is Approved… Almost!
One of my goals with this blog is to share research opportunities with you! And today I have an exciting one to share. I've been involved in the development of this survey, but played only a very small role. I was involved enough, though, to vouch for it and the implications the results will carry. … Continue reading Research Opportunity with Policy Implications: #InsulinForAll
A dear friend sent me an article yesterday called, "Invisible Labor Can Negatively Impact Wellbeing in Mothers" by Kimberlee D’Ardenne at ASU. The article discusses a recent study asking mothers about their role in parenting and home as well as about their life satisfaction. The article and research findings were striking but also a big ol' … Continue reading A Little More on Motherhood, Chronically Speaking
I am still in a state of shock and disbelief about what I am about to share... It's good news, no, great news. It's the news I needed to 'just keep swimming.' You see, I had recently failed my proposal defense. The defense was brutal; it totally kicked me down. I was excited and engrossed … Continue reading FUNDING! Get out?!?