The Art of the (Research) Reveal

Reflecting upon how my research has developed and how conversations with my cohort have progressed throughout the Brackenridge experience, one of the most helpful strategies I have found for better communicating my own research to someone outside my field is being intentional with which core concepts one chooses to explain, and how.  If there are…

Research: in Conversation & in Cohort

Something I have been looking forward to the most in regards to the Brackenridge experience is how I might be able to mutually learn with and from researchers in fields ostensibly very different from my own (literary studies/gender & sexuality studies). More specifically, I eagerly anticipate letting myself be open to how my research can…

Communicating my Research

Research is presented in myriad ways. Whether it be a poster presentation, publication, or simple conversation with a friend, there are various occasions where research comes up, and it is up to the researcher to find the best way to present their research – In both efficient and understandable terms. A few strategies I’ve found…

Brackenridge: My Cohort

When first applying to the Brackenridge Fellowship, I was aware of the emphasis on interdisciplinary work and engagement; however, I was not sure what this would look like in practice within the fellowship. I was really surprised and excited to hear about the cohort system that I am lucky enough to be involved in this…

My Cohort

One extremely unique and cool aspect of the Brackenridge Summer Fellowship is the ability it gives me to learn more about projects that aren’t necessarily in my field of expertise, due to the cohort being so interdisciplinary. Over the course of initial discussions about my peers’ research projects, I was able to learn more about…

My Brackenridge… Endings?

As my Brackenridge Fellowship comes to a close this summer, I would say that my understanding of research and scholarly work has changed significantly — and not in the way I expected. I don’t know if it’s just my specific research project, but the process has turned out to be much drier, tedious, and less…

My Brackenridge: A Continental Experience

This summer I have been given the opportunity to share and develop my research project with an amazing group of researchers from a wide range of disciplines. This experience has taught me that research can be shared in a variety of different ways and does not have to fit within the confines of traditional methodology….

My Brackenridge Experience

The project I chose to do for Brackenridge had many moving parts.  It included building a video game demo, interviewing people, creating a website, and writing essays connecting abandoned malls to Gothic Horror and Spatial Theory.  Having these different research areas gave me the benefit of productive procrastination.  Whenever I grew tired of one part…

Communicating My Brackenridge Research

If I were talking to a lay audience about my research this summer, I would first need to distill it into something understandable by the general population. My specific project involves a lot of jargon and acronyms that aren’t familiar to the average person, and I’ve encountered difficulties explaining it even to other Brackenridge Fellowship…

My Brackenridge

It’s been an amazing couple weeks being a part of the prestigious and interdisciplinary Brackenridge fellowship. I’ve taken many ideas and realizations from my time meeting weekly during the summer that will help me grow as a student, researcher, and person. I appreciate the work everyone put in during the fellowship and Dr. Say for…