Michigan Radio interview

January 2017

Stateside with Cynthia Canty, one of Michigan Radio’s regular programs, invited me to be a part of their Next Idea series which highlights ideas and innovations that help push Detroit forward. My essay, “Detroit’s informal economy could grow if people just had the right connections” and interview from February 13, 2017 can be found here: http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-s-informal-economy-could-grow-if-people-just-had-right-connections.


In the Media

  • Check out part of an interview with me discussing my research in Detroit with journalist Valerie Vande Panne in Bloomberg Businessweek here.  January 12, 2017.

Confessions of a Novice Researcher

Confessions of a Novice Researcher. This is a re-print of a post I recently wrote for the Gender & Society blog about my experience as a qualitative in the field.

Original post: here.

Ethnographic research is far messier than I anticipated. And harder.  And complicated. And…well, you get the idea. As a novice researcher, I’ve repeatedly found myself in situations that mountain of methods books warned about but failed to prepare me for. The reality is that qualitative research is a process that is perpetually evolving. And to be blunt, I often find I have no idea what I’m doing—let alone doing it right. However, I remain optimistic that the more experience I amass in the field, the more skilled I’ll be as a feminist qualitative researcher. Read more