Category Archives: Research

New Places, New Faces

I spent the last week and change in a new part of Africa. I was so excited to see something new, and Kenya and Tanzania have not disappointed. I was based in Migori, Kenya first, and then in Tarime, Tanzania. … Continue reading

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Recap

I’ve been pretty busy lately. I had planned to go back to Kasungu at the end of the 5th week, but then I looked at a calendar and saw that that would put me in Nkhamenya for my birthday. Um, … Continue reading

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My home away from my home away from home

My research is taking place in a really remote corner of Malawi, right on the border with Zambia. It is about 1 hour by car from the nearest paved road, and there is no electricity or running water. Thus, my … Continue reading

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Anything can happen today.

That was – honest to god – my horoscope in today’s Daily Times, one of Malawi’s two main newspapers. Sometimes these things are just so eerily prescient, aren’t they? Thanks for clarifying the future for me there. Just a quick … Continue reading

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Training/Piloting

Today was the last day of training for the five people I have hired to help carry out my research project.They are, overall, a really great group of guys – highly qualified, very experienced, and typically very motived. Still, what … Continue reading

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Who protests? Apparently no one…

Well, the protest study is no more. The protests were planned for August 17 about a month ago, and up until the 16th everything was a go. The civil society organizers had decided to hold a 48 hour vigil instead … Continue reading

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Court, pink crocs, and the best burger in Malawi

I spent Friday night in Lilongwe with my friend Kim. Because we were both squatting in the NGO run by a friend of a friend, I ended up setting up my new Bug Hut Pro from REI. It’s a really … Continue reading

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