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Research Portfolio Post #9: Mentor Meeting

This Tuesday, December 4th, I was able to meet with my faculty mentor, Dr. Rose Shinko one last time before the semester ends. Our conversation lasted about 30 minutes, and comprised of updates on the status of my project, clarifying… Continue Reading →

Research Portfolio Post #8 (Qualitative Data Sources for Interpretivist Research)

I plan to research identity formation in the Balkans because I want to find out what explains the leadership of women in post-Balkan war peace-building, in order to help my reader understand whether there is a relationship between particular identity… Continue Reading →

Research Portfolio Post #7 (Qualitative Data Sources)

For my small-n research approach, I ask: What explains variation in female involvement in peace-building processes? Women are still far behind on basic pillars of gender equality compared to their male counterparts. How then, do women sometimes post war and conflict,… Continue Reading →

Research Portfolio Post #6 (Quantitative Data Sources)

Thinking with my neo-positivist hat on, my larger research puzzle is: What explains female involvement in peace-building processes? Or What explains the involvement of women or lack thereof in peace-building processes? One particular case study that I’ve been fascinated in… Continue Reading →

Research Portfolio Post #5 (Research Topic Proposal)

I plan to research identity formation in the Balkans because I want to find out what explains the leadership of women in post-Balkan war peace-building, in order to help my reader understand whether there is a relationship between particular identity… Continue Reading →

Research Portfolio Post #4 (Article Comparison)

In their piece, “Boys Must be Boys: Gender and the Serbian Radical Party, 1991–2000,” scholars and researchers Jill A. Irvine and Carol S. Lilly focus on the conservative actions and beliefs of the Serbian Radical Party (SRS) and how they explain… Continue Reading →

Research Portfolio Post #3 (Philosophical Wagers)

The broad philosophical framework of research involves many different dimensions that build up to greater scholarly inquiry. Ontology and methodology namely comprise these levels that inform inquiry, both in terms of the research puzzle itself and how we go about… Continue Reading →

Research Portfolio Post #2 (Mentor Meeting)

This past week I was able to meet with my faculty mentor, Dr. Rose Shinko, for the first time in order to share my research interests with her and see how I can approach discovering potential puzzles within my thematic/regional… Continue Reading →

Research Portfolio Post #1 (Research Interests)

The proposal I attached to my Olsen Scholars application was entitled, “An Exploration of the Relationship Between Balkan Historical and Cultural Identity and Women,” but retrospectively I’m not sure what exactly that means for where I’m going with my research. My topic is very… Continue Reading →

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