identity

Presenting on family secrets & identity at the International Society for Research on Identity conference by Katy Barbier-Greenland

I’ll be giving a paper at the 26th annual International Society for Research on Identity conference this May in Italy. My paper focuses on the impacts of family secret discoveries on identity…Naples, here we come! http://identityisri.org/ #familysecrets #identity #isriconference2019 #phd #phdlife

Interview with The Atlantic by Katy Barbier-Greenland

I spent some time this afternoon being interviewed by the wonderful Sarah Zhang, a Washington DC based journalist who works at The Atlantic, an independent and left-leaning publication that's over 150 years old. Sarah has undertaken research and reported on the impacts of DNA testing in multiple settings, including forensics and family secrets, for example in her recent article entitled The Secret Facebook Groups for Shocking DNA Tests. It's a great read! 

It was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on my research process, think broadly about some of the impacts of family secret discoveries on people's lives (including my own)...and I can't wait for Sarah's next article on DNA!

Family history and emotions by Katy Barbier-Greenland

I think one reason why family history and family secret discoveries can be so impactful on us is because they're inextricably linked to two of the key factors that make us human - family and identity. The impacts of tracing your family history can certainly be profound, thoughtfully expressed in this beautifully written, sad piece by @kimberly_writes

#family #familyhistory #familysecrets #Genealogy #Ancestry