Monthly Archives: August 2010

Early June

(I was without internet during my time in Russia, and so over the next few days I’ll finally be posting my blog entries – pictures pending until I get a hold of a scanner.) The night before leaving we got a call from a painter friend who had worked with the Kugach’s before. He warned […]

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Trouble With Transcribing

My research involves taking interviews in Russian and then transcribing them and then translating them into English. The most difficult part for me is the transcribing. It is hard enough to make complete sense of what someone is saying to me in Russian when I can see their body language and facial expressions. It is […]

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Women’s Roles in Russia

My research focused on the work of women activists in Russia, but this comprises only a small portion of the women in that country.  Due to the highly patriarchal nature of Russian society, women are often relegated to less prominent positions both socially and professionally.  Never reaching equal footing with their male counterparts.  This is […]

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My First Interview

The first interview that I did in Russia was one of the most surreal experiences that I had over there.  First off, setting up the interview was a challenge in its own right.  My interview subject was staying at her summer cottage or dacha, taking care of her granddaughter, so it was quite difficult to […]

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Thoughts About Russia

Well, I’m back from my time in Russia and I want to spend some time just talking about my experiences there and how it was doing research in a foreign country.  Of course the language barrier was the most difficult to get passed, just figuring out how to get places was a challenge.  Even with […]

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