Reflection and Continuing Research

One of the research skills that I worked on most over the summer was finding new ways to look for information that was relevant to my research. When I started researching for my project, it was easy to type in “immigrant healthcare” into search bars and read through the first materials that were popping up….

What I’ve Learned from My Brackenridge Experience

The Brackenridge fellowship has been an incredible experience this summer! Although I was hesitant about the online format in the beginning, thinking that I would not be able to gain as much online as I would meeting and interacting with my fellow researchers in person, I was proven wrong. Not only did I learn information…

The Final Chapter

The end of the Brackenridge Fellowship is certainly bittersweet. While I am going to enjoy my few weeks of summer vacation before returning to campus in the fall, I’m going to miss the incredible workshops, classes, and research opportunities presented this summer. The fellowship has certainly expanded my conceptions of research during the summer. Of…

Fin

Above all, my understanding of conducting research broadened over the summer.  I learned more about the facets and intricacies of my own project, but that pales in comparison to what I learned about the work of others.  Through the seminars, ideathon, presentations, and my cohort, I was able to learn about myriad projects across all…

Evolving Perspectives on Research

Before starting the Brackenridge this summer, during the past spring semester I completed philosophy research in a directed study for a different topic in the field of metaethics. (The focus, similarly to my initial plan in the Brackenridge, was trained on a specific position in the field of metaethics, this one called neo-Aristotelian ethical naturalism….

My Brackenridge Summer

Though it’s been unlike any summer before, over the past few months I’ve learned about research across a wide array of disciplines and grown more familiar with conducting research in the social sciences. As I worked to complete my project, I especially gained a greater understanding of the challenges that can arise in this type…

Independence Within a Community: My Brackenridge Fellowship

It is hard to believe that my time as a Brackenridge fellow is drawing to a close. It feels like just yesterday that my graduate student mentor Shirley Duong was teaching me how to navigate the video coding tool Datavyu, which is the program we use to transcribe and code our recordings of home visits….

Brackenridge Thoughts

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a Brackenridge fellow, and I have absolutely gotten more from the experience than I expected, especially considering the remote format. When the pandemic hit and everything became virtual, I truly thought the Zoom meetings and assignments would be a bit boring (sorry Brett!) as well as an added…

Bye Bye Brackenridge

I definitely learned a lot over this Fellowship, not only about research and my project topic, but also about myself. Research was not the biggest part of my project, but it was big enough that my experiences with it changed my perspective. I thought research was going to be a lot easier than it actually…

Learning from Interdisciplinary Research

“Come up with a research proposal where everyone in the group can contribute a part of their expertise.” After hearing those words, my first thought was that was, quite simply, not possible. What topic could seven people studying seven completely different fields research together? How could we blend chemistry, biology, and math with political science,…