Doctoral Symposium



"Once upon a time, everyone knew what a dissertation looked like. It had 5-chapters, written by one person, with clear boundaries of authorial presence. These days, that tradition is no longer the only recipe for good work. As methodological options have expanded, and boundaries for presenting research have become more elastic, doctoral students are doing increasingly diverse and unconventional dissertations. In this Symposium, we highlight the power, the possibilities, and the growing pains our community has encountered by "doing dissertations differently." Our purpose is to appreciate the range of knowledge production already happening in the program while inviting doctoral students and faculty to think fluidly about the multiple ways dissertation research can be envisioned. Whether we seek to predict, improve, imagine, understand, critique, provoke, do or undo, the dissertation remains a central site for dialogue about the work we do together."

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