Category Archives: Research & Experiences

Things I’ve read about, discovered, learned, experienced, and/or encountered throughout my journey to Social Justice Divahood via academia.

That Time I Learned How to Conduct Better Lit Review Searches…

As one of the conditions of the 5-year PhD fellowship I received upon acceptance to my program, I have to complete two years of research assistantships (and then teach or TA three classes). Of course, my life being my life, I’m a bit out of order and am working off my last RA this year….

Seeking Visual Researchers for #IVSA2014!

Greetings! If you’ve never been to my site, welcome! If you’ve been here before, welcome back! Let’s cut to the chase… I am currently seeking academics with experience in visual research to be a part of my upcoming workshop, You Wanna Do WHAT? Using Visual Research to Forge a Path to Epistemological Flexibility, to be…

Tweets from #SSWR2013!

Didn’t get to attend the annual conference held by the Society for Social Work & Research? Were you there but wondering what you may have missed? Check out the tweets!

I’m Published!

It finally happened! As many of you know, I worked on the first ever count of homeless youth in Washington, DC last year. Due to a long string of unfortunate incidents in the nonprofit world & DC politics, the report didn’t get published until after I started my PhD studies. Unfortunately, it didn’t have my…

Everything Has Its Purpose

So this summer, I’ve been working for a local nonprofit that does community organizing*. I’m basically the admin assistant, so I don’t get to do any organizing, but I’ve learned a lot anyway. And fortunately, they also let me sit in on a training they just had! I didn’t get to keep a manual (none…

Recap: Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality #sssi12

Last month, I attended the first ever Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality at the University of Chicago. World renowned scholars Steven Durlauf & James Heckman pulled together 30 up & coming scholars (mostly economists) from around the world to listen & engage around socioeconomic inequality. The goal of the program was to show the gang how to apply economic tools to issues of…

#PhDorBust Update – Jan-Mar 2012

So I’ve decided that, since I (technically) split my blog, I would start posting monthly academic updates directly here. Of course, I decided this at a random and awkward time, so I’m doing a triple for this month’s recap. Let’s see what I remember (and yes, there are tense switches. Sue me.) Jan 3: School…

Geeking Out: Frances (Fox) Piven – “#Occupy Is Brilliant!”

So yes, my school is AWESOME. So awesome, in fact, that at lunch workshop today we got to hear from Frances Fox Piven on the history of movements that have preceded the occupy movement & why #occupy is so important. And then a select few of us (read: the five students + a couple staff who got…

doctoral hateration…

my field consultant (fc) just asked me to consider dropping out of my #phd program b/c of this morning’s date mixup fiasco. apparently i offended the secretary of the organization by being upset about having the wrong date. and this, plus the health issues i had last year (which are no longer a problem) is…

DC ALLIANCE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES RELEASE YOUTH HOMELESSNESS STUDY

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!! I helped write this!  GET IT HERE ~> DC Youth Homelessness Report FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2011 Contact: Katherine Morrison Tel. 202.587.0616 Email: katherine@dc-aya.org DC ALLIANCE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES RELEASE YOUTH HOMELESSNESS STUDY WASHINGTON, D.C.- The DC Alliance of Youth Advocates (DCAYA), a coalition of more than 120 youth serving organizations, today released…