Author Archives: Helen Elizabeth Olsen

About Helen Elizabeth Olsen

I'm a doctoral student living in the New York area.

The Importance of Experience

I’ve been reflecting a lot on how my previous academic, professional and fieldwork experiences have influenced my dissertation project lately. I’m sure that’s a function of not only being in the field currently but also my participating in this mentoring program. I have … Continue reading

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Healthcare as a Human Right

Dear Ms. A. A. Wilson, It’s a rare thing to meet someone whose life mission is both succinct and incredibly ambitious. The fact that you have made it your life’s work to “empower women” not only in the space of the … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Your Funder: Fulbright IIE

Hi everyone! Well, this is blog post number two and I’m in the midst of researching the application process for the Fulbright IIE. Let me tell you, this research endeavor is made significantly more challenging by rolling blackouts and unexpected … Continue reading

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Hello from Tanzania!

Hi there! My name is Helen Elizabeth and I have just finished my second year of doctoral study in the Department of Geography. I’m spending the summer doing language study and pre-dissertation fieldwork in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, so I … Continue reading

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