Planning, Reading, and More Planning…

The best parts of summer research are the parts that can be done outside in the sun – and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing! For the first few weeks, starting at the end of the school year, I’ve been spending my time getting into the substantial amount of literature on family-school relationships. It’s a […]

Lots of Verbs: Drinking, Interviewing, Transcribing, Coding

The past few weeks have gone by in a flurry of activity. I spent many days camped out in the Princeton Public Library interviewing participants, sometimes passing eight hours at a time interviewing in a single day. Other days were spent driving around the greater Princeton area to meet up with participants in coffee shops or cozy kitchens; still […]

Musee D’Orsay

Last week I was in Paris and visited the Musee D’Orsay, which had lovely Impressionist paintings very pertinent to my research. I took extensive notes on all the pieces that influenced the Impressionists and sketched a couple of the Impressionist paintings from their collection. I truly believe that art is something to be seen in […]