PORTFOLIO & RESUME

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Email: vkaralun@hotmail.com

Text or VM: 951-378-8714

About Me

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Introduction

Hello! My name is Victoria Karalun. I am thirty-eight years old, have been married for sixteen years, and have a ten-year old son. I also have six cats and six goldfish. I grew up in England but moved to California on my own at the age of twenty. My interests and passions involve reading, photography, writing, researching, art history, learning languages, watching movies, listening to records, travel, and self-growth. I also love attending college and conferences and learning all I can. I am an active part of my college's Honors program, including being an Honors Ambassador. I was previously co-president of Psychology Club, and I am currently president of Communications Club. I am currently studying Psychology and Communication Studies at the undergraduate level. I am a deep thinker and am naturally analytical and curious about human nature. I am a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Scientific Study of Religion. I previously ran a photography business which began with a focus on birth photography (photographing over one hundred births) and became more centered on family and child portraits. Through birth photography, I became very familiar with the process of birth, which has fed into my interest in women's issues. I have spent time volunteering for a local midwifery practice and fostering cats.

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Goals

- Research

- Author of books

- Journalistic writing

- Professor of psychology

- Photographer

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Areas of Interest

Research: Personality; positive psychology; social psychology; parenting; lifespan development; childbirth and women's issues; gender issues; memory; abnormal psychology; ethnography.


Writing: Contemporary social issues; personality; introspective memoir; case study; midwifery and childbirth; art; travel; ethnography.


Photography: Families and children; maternity; mother's blessings. 

Published, Authored, & Awards

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Writing

Photography

Photography

2013

 - Regular columnist for Sacred Pregnancy magazine.


2018

- Palouse Review spring 2018 edition: Can the Red Tent Ritual be Relevant to Society Today?

- Palouse Review fall 2018 edition: A Study of Modern Midwifery in Small Town America.


2019

- Midwifery Today magazine, September 2019 issue: The Psychology and Illusion of Choice in Birth

- Palouse Review fall 2019 edition: Joker Movie: Stockholm Syndrome or Society's Wake-Up Call?


2020

- Regular columnist for Redlands Daily Facts newspaper

- Palouse Review spring 2020 edition: The Curiosity of the Rise in Feminism and the Entrance of the Male to the Birthing Room

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Photography

Photography

Photography

2012

- Contributing videographer to Reflections on Cesarean documentary (as yet unfinished).


2013

- Winning image from International Association of Professional Birth Photographers contest published in Midwifery Today magazine.

- Regular photographic contributor to Sacred Pregnancy magazine.

- Front cover image for Sacred Pregnancy magazine.


2014

- Photography featured in The Milky Way documentary (also featuring Carrie-Anne Moss, Minnie Driver, and Alanis Morissette.)

- Front cover image for Doctor Berlin's Informed Pregnancy Guide.


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Awards

Photography

Awards

2012

- Voted People's Choice Best Birth Picture of the Year 2012 by International Association of Professional Birth Photographers.


2019

- Recipient of the Amanda Markey Memorial Scholarship.


2020

- Student of the Year award for Communication Studies at Crafton Hills College.

- San Manuel ISEEK Scholarship.

- Exemplary Research award from Honors Transfer Council of California.

Conference Presentations

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2017

CHC: 

Oral;Jinger Duggar - Case Study Assessment by the Authentic Happiness Laboratory

Poster; Who Would Date a Person with Bipolar?


2018

WPPA: Poster; Jinger Duggar - Case Study Assessment by the Authentic Happiness Laboratory

CRASSH: Poster; Jinger Duggar - Case Study Assessment by the Authentic Happiness Laboratory

HTCC: Oral; Jinger Duggar - Case Study Assessment by the Authentic Happiness Laboratory

SSSR: Oral; Does Religiosity or Political Orientation Drive the Interpretation of Scripture or the Constitution?

SCCUR: Oral; A Study of Midwifery Care as Resistance to Patriarchy

CHC

Oral: A Study of Midwifery Care as Resistance to Patriarchy

Poster: Does Religiosity or Political Orientation Drive the Interpretation of Scripture or the Constitution?


2019

WPPA: Poster; MGTOW: Beta Male Flourishing or Patriarchal Paranoia?

SPSP: Poster; Refutation of the Cancer Conspirary: An Experiment with a U.K. Sample

AAR: Oral; The Red Tent: Re-Ritualization as Resistance to Patriarchal Medicine

HTCC: 

Poster: Does Religiosity or Political Orientation Drive the Interpretation of Scripture or the Constitution?

Oral: The Red Tent: A Study of Midwifery and Re-Ritualization as Resistance to Patriarchy

CHC:

Poster: Hospital Birth vs. Home Birth: Perceptions of Safety and Male Domination

Oral: The Religious Objection to Vaccination: Act of Conscience or Convenient Ploy?

WPA: Oral: Hospital Birth vs. Home Birth: Perceptions of Safety and Male Domination

[Image credit: Shari Kuchenbecker.]

SCCUR: Oral: The Curiosity of the Rise in Feminism and the Entrance of the Male to the  Birthing Room

SSSR: Oral: The Religious Objection to Vaccination: Act of Conscience or Convenient Ploy?

CHC: Oral: The Curiosity of the Rise in Feminism and the Entrance of the Male to the Birthing Room


2020

WPPA: 

Oral: The Flow Experience in Childbirth: Home Birth vs. Hospital Birth

Oral: Narratives:  A New Psychological Theory [Co-presented with T.L. Brink.]

SPSP: Poster: Myers-Briggs vs. Big 5: A Study of Google Trends 2004-2019

Contact Me

Are you interested in finding out more about my skills, experience, or goals? 


Drop me a line, and I will get back to you soon!



Victoria Karalun

Yucaipa, California, United States

(951) 378-8714 vkaralun@hotmail.com