As I’m in the process of developing my research consulting business, one question I’m asked pretty consistently is “what does it mean to do culturally competent research?” Since I want to make sure that people understand what I’m talking about, I figured I’d use today’s post to spell it all out. 🙂 So a major […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What Does it Mean to do Culturally Competent Research?
I began my research in Chicago public housing developments during the spring of 2011. At this time, the suggestion that public housing residents undergo mandatory drug testing had just been proposed. From the outset, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) proposal was met with tremendous opposition. Residents showed up regularly to CHA board meetings and Tenant […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Drug Testing for Public Housing & Welfare is a Terrible Idea
One of the things that I spend a lot of time worrying about is money. For the last six plus years I’ve lived on a graduate student stipend, which, while generous as far as stipends go, doesn’t allow for much beyond the basics. As a result, for most of my time as a graduate […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Living Life on a Grad Student Budget