Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Um, *gulp*

Or maybe I'll go do fieldwork in Papua New Guinea instead.

4 Comments:

Anastasia said...

dude, what? papua new guinea? I had a friend who wen there as a summer missionary and she ate roots and grubs and what not.

Dame Eleanor Hull said...

I tagged you for a meme: 5 books you loved in 2007.

Badaunt said...

One of my colleagues did her research there, for two years, in a little village in a valley somewhere. Apparently it rained a lot, and you get to pick up some strange diseases.

When I asked her if she'd ever go back there, she said,

"NO."

And she's a very sensible person, so I'd suggest you found something interesting to do in, say ... Fiji?

StyleyGeek said...

Badaunt, your comment matches my prejudices quite closely.

I had a friend who managed to get a PhD topic that required fieldwork in Tahiti and New Caledonia. The university almost didn't fund her, on the premise that it's not real fieldwork if it doesn't involve suffering.