The not so good days of fieldwork…

Some of you may know that I am in the data collection phase of my doctoral project. I am working on children living in institutional care and care leavers, in particular, how they construct the meaning of family in the context of family separation. Before I began my fieldwork, I was positive I would get [...]

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Fighting for balance…life and the Ph.D.​

For those who are new to the blog, let me start with a little introduction...I am a Ph.D. student, about to begin my second year. I study Sociology and Social Policy with a focus on childhoods and families. I am currently at home, in Zimbabwe, for my field work (data collection). Being back home means [...]