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Rare upbeat post [Sep. 2nd, 2006|12:33 pm]
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Hot on the heels of globalthought, I'm making a post about my thesis. I thought I might hold off until I needed some advice, or had something to actually say, but I might as well announce it now cos it's groovy and I love it.

I've started Honours in Sociology this semester, and my thesis topic is the Cronulla riots. I'm going to focus on whiteness, privilege, and multiculturalism in the current political climate. I've been reading a lot of Ghassan Hage and Australian cultural studies stuff on race relations, and it's excellent. The thesis has to be 15-20 thousand words long, and we're expected to do field research as part of our project. I'm probably going to interview people from the area, since I know a few people who say they have contacts who were there. It's all due on June 30 next year, so I have a bit of time.

My thesis supervisor is Dr. Catriona Elder, who specialises in reconciliation and indigenous issues, and is an editor of the borderlands e-journal. I haven't seen her in a while, though, which is kinda worrisome.

Since I'm starting Honours in second semester, I'm not going through with a cohort of other Honours students to discuss and share ideas with. So I've started a mailing list for interested friends and acquaintances to discuss the topic.

Unique for my undergraduate career, I'm really motivated at the moment, because I have such an awesome topic. Hope it holds.

So, hello all you other thesis-writers! Hope you're doing good.
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