Graduate Student Research Series @ Alden Returns November 29

The Graduate Student Research Series @ Alden is back on Thursday, November 29 with a presentation by Ohio University Master’s candidate Katelyn Schlosser, 

Schlosser studied commercial photography and graduated from Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication with a bachelor’s in Visual Communication in 2011. During the fall of her senior year, Schlosser searched for a second career in which she would be able to merge her desire to work with children and families with her current background in communication studies. She was soon introduced to Dr. Jenny Chabot and the world of child life, which offered a new and exciting educational and professional opportunity.

Schlosser is currently a second year Child and Family Studies master’s student at Ohio University with a concentration in child life. During summer 2012, she completed at 120-hour child life practicum at The Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, MI.  In her master’s thesis research, Schlosser explored the effects of chronic/ terminal illness on hospitalized children through the first person perspective of the hospitalized child’s use of photography.

In her presentation {SNAPSHOT!} Photographic Research Through a Child Life Lens, Schlosser will discuss the challenges she faced combining her two very different fields of expertise.  She explains how she used the resources provided by the University Libraries to overcome the research gap and the technical differences between the two disciplines and how she successfully integrated them into one research project.

The Research Series was created through the combined efforts of Alden Library staff members lorraine wochna, Diana Nichols and Hilary Bussel and the Graduate Student Senate with the goal of highlighting the extensive research process of Ohio University graduate students.  Schlosser receives a $200 honorarium for being chosen to present and has the opportunity to display her hard work and research findings to her peers and professors.

Schlosser’s presentation will be on Thursday, November 29 at 1:30pm in the Friends of the Library Room (Alden 319). Students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided.