Welcome to the blog for the 2017 cohort of the University of Mississippi’s Social Science Field School in Bolivia, in partnership with the Universidad Católica de Bolivia (UCB). This is an online field notebook for our students, who will be posting brief “reflective” essays here throughout the program.
The posts are typically short essays (2-4 paragraphs), and may include snapshot photos. The purpose of these posts is for students to practice self-consciously reflective field notes—a key practice of field research. However, they also offer a chance for students’ family and friends to keep up-to-date with each students’ experiences in Bolivia.