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Mason Hawksley
Department: Communication Studies
Year: Senior
Class: COMM 663

A Quarantined Autoethnography

Due to the cancellation of in-person classes, our final ethnography project became a digital autoethnography assignment. As someone who already struggles with procrastination and is absolutely terrible at online schooling, I predictably put off my project until the very last minute. As I was stressing over the couple of days I had left to create something worthwhile, I decided to make those anxieties the focus of my video (this made it a followup to a speech I gave earlier in the year) and how those feelings were suddenly aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, I really wanted to incorporate my Godzilla suit into my final project and this seemed viable.