The way to do fieldwork is never to come up for air until it is all over.
Research and Fieldwork Experience
University of MN, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health - Minneapolis, MN
Served as a field actor, collecting data for research in an alcohol risk management program for owners and managers of on-sale alcohol outlets.
Concordia Language Villages – Minneapolis,MN
Researched, developed, and implemented a language/culture-focused peace curriculum funded by the American Scandinavian Foundation
The University of Chicago – Chicago, IL
Reviewed large scale, interdisciplinary grant proposals in the Social Sciences for the Arete Iniative.
Workhouse Theatre Company – Minneapolis, MN
Compiled reports to track impact of the theatre on local community (economic conditions, audience demographics, volunteerism, and perceptions of neighborhood).
Workhouse Theatre Company - Minneapolis, MN
Served as Dramaturg for Workhouse Theatre Company on most productions, researching plays, playwrights, and authentic cultural and historical design/references.
Cultural Psychology Lab, University of Chicago – Chicago, IL
Researched, designed, and implemented an experiment on cross-cultural perception of the Ebbinghaus Illusion, with both English and Mandarin language components (with Shinobu Kitayama). Funded by Kyoto University.
Concordia Language Villages – Bemidji, MN
Observational investigation of informal contexts of Norwegian language use by students, particularly in terms of language usage among peers (with Tove Irene Dahl). Funded by the University of Tromsø.
2008 – Present
2007 – 2008