December 28, 2011
While I was in Mariscal Estigarribia I spent some time in the regional hospital for Boqueron learning how they do lab work. They have limited resources, so they don't get to use very advanced techniques and often have to come up with creative solutions. In particular, I was interested in learning how they do their fecal analyses for parasites.
November 12, 2011
While I was visiting my study communities, the kids would often sing-song my name when they saw me. At first it was "Amanda foto [photo], Amanda foto" because I always had my camera on me. Then it was "Amanda camion rojo [red truck], Amanda camion rojo" because they liked my big red truck. And then it was "Amanda samook, Amanda samook". Samook is the Nivacle word for 'poop'. It's okay, they weren't bullying me, they were just really excited about fecal samples.
May 9, 2011
I wrote my first grant proposal for my PhD research in the first month of the graduate program. The project I proposed involved monkeys and humans. The next proposal I wrote dropped the monkeys. The one after that changed to a different group of humans. I was introduced to a new theoretical perspective and had […]