Can I Brag?

I don’t know if I blogged ever about the research I was involved with at BGSU. By complete serendipity, I worked with an amazing researcher in the field of Women’s Studies. Troubled by athletic media guides at the collegiate level, she wanted to research how collegiate women athletes would choose to be photographed.

I was a grunt in this research: I coordinated the athlete and photographer schedules, went to photo shoot after photo shoot, interviewed athlete after athlete. The research continued after I left BGSU, but that amazing researcher kept me in the loop and allowed me to help write a couple of articles–along with several other women.

I don’t want to misrepresent this point at all–I WROTE VERY LITTLE. And when we were getting ready to publish the first article, I balked at the order of my name.

“I should be last,” I said.

She told me that without my work, the research wouldn’t even exist.

Well, this morning she sent me an email that the second piece of academic writing our group completed has been accepted for publication. I don’t know when it will be published, but it will be in a peer-reviewed journal. This time I feel like more of a collaborator. I revised and edited several drafts, and a paragraph here and there that I actually wrote is intact!

My name in print. It never stops being exciting.

Thanks, Dr. Vikki Krane, Dr. Sally Ross, Dr. Montana Miller, Katie Barak, Catherine Lucas, and Kristy Ganoe for letting me tag along. I had a blast.

2 thoughts on “Can I Brag?

Leave a Reply to Anonymous Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.