L. C. “Spike” Osadchuk, B.A., M.A. Candidate
The mighty service dog, Dalane More Than A Feeling “Hunch”
My new research seeks to understand better how the disabled community is coping with social isolation. What things are working and what things aren’t working and what areas do our community and society at large need to pay attention to. If you are disabled (both formally and self-diagnosed), age 18 or over, and reside within the US, you are eligible to participate! The study consists of a survey, and if you so choose, you can put your name in to be chosen to complete the interview portion which consists of an interview about concepts covered in the survey, plus the creation of a small art project and associated interview to discuss what message that art is attempting to convey to the public at large about some portion of your social isolation experience. All art forms are allowed, this is your chance to be creative! There will be a culminating gallery show in the Bellingham, WA area to showcase the projects so that your voices are heard by a wider audience than just other academics.
I look forward to working with all of you as we seek to improve the social isolation experience. No matter what, it sucks, but maybe together we can make it suck less.
Thank you for your interest!
Who am I:
I’m a graduate student at WWU in Bellingham, WA pursuing an M.A. in Anthropology
My Research Interests:
- The use of mixed-ability adaptive sports to create inclusive communities on higher ed campuses
- Creating accessible and inclusive STEM labs and classes
- Looking at coping strategies in the disability community