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  • Visualizing Mental Maps and Countering Mental Health Stigma

    My research broadly focuses on mental health stigma and this Fellowship project explores mental health stigma via deliberate and automatic cognition processes. This project utilizes a concept association task (CAT) to capture how people […]

  • Time

    Everything takes so much time. Before the summer began, I thought I would have no problem starting and finishing a miniseries of four podcast episodes which would feature an Audiobook style reading of a primary source and a conversation […]

  • Ambiguous Translations from Text to Map

    Since the start of the summer, mapping the trade of Syriac manuscripts has made significant progress. One of the challenges I expected going into this project was the trouble of uncertainty. Much of my attempt to harvest geographic data is […]

  • Why is the Costa Rican National Orchestra not playing Costa Rican music?

    At the beginning of the summer, my goal was to develop materials focused on the complexity of the Costa Rican national identity as expressed through music. I also wanted to learn the basics of a new video editing software. Specifically, I […]

  • Old and new roads

      Working with digital tools has meant for me to let go of the illusion of control of my creative process. This has been one of my favorite parts of this project and the summer experience. With every new piece of the story, either as part […]

  • Visualizing Archival Data

    Over the past few weeks, I have been working on creating a publicly accessible, visual supplement to my current archival research. My dissertation project assesses the state of opera production in the United States during the 1920s, and […]

  • Iowa City, a haven for Spanish creative writing

    In 2019, I wrote: I like to think of Iowa City as a place of passage, as the place that temporarily housed Tennessee Williams, Raymond Carver, Sandra Cisneros, and Kurt Vonnegut. It is the place where, when you walk along Clinton Street, […]

  • Following and Expanding My Research

    Summer Reflection Video Reflection here, with video of site-in-progress: youtu.be/sYAvsXHwtg8 There is a definite difference between the project that I had at the beginning of this summer and the way that my project has shaped itself. I […]

  • Celebrating Beatrix Potter’s Birthday with New Acquisitions

    The following is written by Public Services Librarian, Lindsay Moen Today marks the 155th birthday of renowned children’s book author, Beatrix Potter. Potter was best known as the author and illustrator of cherished tales such as The […]

  • Lord of the Rings Films: 20 Years On

    Visit the Sciences Library to see our display of Lord of the Rings movie replicas and enter our Trivia Contest. The display will be up through September. Get all 10 questions right in the Trivia Contest to win a small prize. Winners will […]

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