Congratulations to alumna Sheila Bock on her recent publication in Health, Culture & Society, titled "Staying Positive: Women's Illness Narratives and the Stigmatized Vernacular" (Vol 5. Number 1, 2013).
Eerika Koskinen-Koivisto just completed her Ph.D. at the University of Jyväskylä (Finland). Her dissertation was titled "A Greasy-Skinned Worker – Gender, Class, and Work in the 20th Century Life Story of a Female Labourer." As a visiting scholar at OSU, she worked with professors Amy Shuman, Sabra Webber, Katherine Borland, Ray Cashman and Patrick B. Mullen. Her dissertation advisors were professor Laura Stark (University of Jyväskylä), Saara Tuomaala-Sarpong (University of Helsinki) and Senior Lecturer Pertti Anttonen (University of Helsinki).
OSU Alumna Kaitlyn Berle is currently in her first year of the Folk Studies Masters Program at Western Kentucky University, working as a Graduate Assistant on the Allen County Folklife and Oral History Project. She received her B.A. in Political Science and English, with a concentration in folklore, in 2011. While at Ohio State, she worked at The Center for Folklore Studies, focusing on the University District Oral History Project and FolkOhio. Her interests include gender studies, narrative, oral history, labor studies, and occupational folklore.