Below is my call for participants for an ethnographic research project on full spectrum doulas and radical doulas. For more info or to participate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 210-7156. Please distribute!
My name is Laurel Ripple Carpenter, and I am conducting research on doulas who are expanding their identity and practice to encompass pregnancy outcomes other than birth, including abortion, stillbirth, miscarriage, and adoption.
I am looking to interview people involved in this movement, often called ‘full spectrum doulas’ or ‘radical doulas.’ Participants should be doulas who are either currently practicing, have practiced in the past, or are in training, and who identify as radical, pro-choice, or as a part of the full spectrum doula community. Certification status, geographical location and other characteristics are not of particular concern.
I am asking participants to join me for a one hour interview via Skype video chat. The interview will be recorded and used as data for a short ethnography in Spring 2011, and then expanded into a thesis length ethnography in 2012-2013. The work may be published in various forms in the future. If material from your interview is used in the ethnography, you will be given a pseudonym.
This research is part of my work for a degree in the Anthropology of Reproduction at Burlington College, in consortium with faculty at Mesa State College. You can learn more about me here, and contact me directly at email@example.com or (970) 210-7156 to participate.
I look forward to meeting you!
Laurel Ripple Carpenter, CD(DONA), PES