I have been blessed with the gift of the gab but also the gift of the listen, the observe, the look for patterns, and the making of hidden connections.
My MSc is in Sociology: Gender, Sexuality, and Society from the University of Amsterdam (2018). My thesis was exploration of impacts of feminist methodologies on research design, analysis, and outcomes.
I am skilled at and really enjoy taking absurdly large chunks of information, complex concepts and ideas , and dwindling it all down to bite-size, digestible chunks of useful, accessible information, and content. This is to say, I like to make it user-friendly.
While I have researched/worked on a variety of subjects, my expertise is in projects/content that involve/impact women's empowerment around the world.
Data collection, Data analysis, Report writing, Strong ability to weave a narrative, Excellent at creating rapport, Identifying themes, Constructing conceptual framework, Reflexivity
One-on-One Interviews, Focus Groups, Observations, Content Analysis, Ethnography, Literature review, Grounded Theory
AREAS OF INTEREST
Representations in media, art, and culture; Gendered human interactions and behaviors; Accessing and expressing the creative self; Models of self esteem; the Arts
Gender class curriculum development; Empowerment projects for women and youth in Bangladesh; Discovering the voices of Progressives in the American South; Growth of co-working spaces; The sale of fine art; The circular nature of self-esteem in mothers, daughters, and society; The heterosexual male take on relationships; Experiences of infidelity around the world; Representations of feminine subjectivity in media; Sexual spaces in Amsterdam; The sociology of storytelling
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