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
Over the last year, I've been working with a stellar team of researchers, clinicians, and community members on a scoping review of studies looking at diabetes online communities (DOCs). This basically means that we did a super intense search of research articles that already existed that talked about or examined diabetes online communities. Our initial … Continue reading Open Access Study of Diabetes Online Communities Now Available
In the last week I have interviewed seven people with diabetes from various social media platforms for my dissertation research. If you haven't read this blog before or aren't familiar with me, here is a quick run down of my project: I am studying narratives and counter narratives in diabetes online communities crossing social media … Continue reading Seven interviews later…
Happy #DSMA day! Thank you for visiting this page to learn more about the study. This is also the post where you have the option to opt-out. All study details are below. Here is the opt-out form. If you would like to participate in the twitter chat but do not wish to have your responses … Continue reading #DSMA for Research, Option to Opt-Out
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!