April 26th, 2016

Brown Bag w/ Beth Reddy on Earthquake Alert System

FRTL discussion with Beth Reddy (Doctoral Candidate and FRTL Resident) titled: Communicating Alerts: matter, meaning, and the social production of earthquake emergency Friday, 4/29 12-1pm ACWS 200 In order to prevent injury and save lives, earthquake early warning systems like Mexico’s public Sistema Alerta Sísmica Mexicana must pair timely, effective hazard detection with effective alert dissemination to responsive users. Alert dissemination is thus a crucial part of their function. Here, I attempt to reckon with the complex ways that an alert, even without a large earthquake following, can be an earthquake emergency. I engage ethnographically with just such an event […]

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April 21st, 2016

Lunch Discussion on Eco-Spirituality, Fri. 4/22

FRTL/ANTH discussion with senior Vik Shenoy on Eco-Spirituality: Case Studies on Hinduism and Environmentalism in Contemporary India Friday, 4/22 12-1pm ACWS 211 Lunch will be served Vik will be discussing the methodologies he used during his fieldwork in India, as well as, the scope of my research: looking at how the religion of Hinduism helps shape and conceptualize India’s ideas about pollution. Sponsored by FRTL (Field Research Teaching Lab) and Sociology & Anthropology Department

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April 18th, 2016

Student Brown Bag talk: “Transfeminism, Violence, and Intimacies”

Join us for a FRTL Brown Bag Discussion with Taylan Stulting: “Transfeminism, Violence, and Intimacies: Challenges of Researching Underrepresented and Vulnerable Communities” Monday, 4/18 12-1:00pm ACWS 211 This talk will give an overview of Taylan’s research on the experiences of trans* survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. This research drew on interviews with trans* survivors and service providers to holistically understand the forms of support available to trans* survivors. Taylan will provide an overview of the methodology and key findings before focusing on the challenges encountered in this research and discuss how to address these barriers. Sponsored by FRTL […]

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April 8th, 2016

FRTL Small Supplementary Research Grants for students and faculty

Call for Proposals: Field Research Teaching Lab (FRTL) Small Supplementary Research Grants for students and faculty Applications are being accepted for the Bucknell Field Research Teaching Lab (FRTL) Supplementary Social Science Research Grants for the Summer-Fall 2016. All faculty and full-time Bucknell students conducting field-based social science research are eligible. The FRTL Small Supplementary Grants aim to support faculty social science field research components unlikely to be supported elsewhere, and are intended as an additional or small funding source. Potential projects components could be (but are not limited to) interview transcription work, survey research, translation services, field research transportation, pilot […]

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December 15th, 2015

UNIV140, a new course on Social Science Methods for Spring 2016

Are you undecided about which social science major to pursue? Are you considering designing an independent research project or writing an honors thesis? A new half-credit course is being offered Spring 2016 that may interest you. UNIV 140: Social Science Methods Survey Workshop  (0.5 Credit) This team-taught survey course will introduce students to the multiple methodologies employed in social science disciplines.  Students will gain broad comparative knowledge about the strengths, applicability, and types of data produced by various methodological approaches, as well as which Bucknell courses offer advanced training in specific methods.  Preference will be given to first- and second-year […]

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