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PhD+: Ken Wissoker (Duke UP): An Insider’s Guide to Academic Publishing

March 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  |  Humanities 1, Room 210


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How different is the structure of your dissertation from the form of your first book? Who are the audiences for your research? How soon after completing the dissertation should you expect to begin drafting and pitching your book proposal? What is the history behind these publishing norms and how did they become what they are today?

These are some of the mysteries around academic publishing that Ken Wissoker, the editorial director for Duke University Press and the director of The Graduate Center at CUNY’s Intellectual Publics program, will demystify for us. Ken is known for giving people an optimistic way of thinking about their own work, to help them see what is really at stake in their research and how to structure a book around it. This event promises to generate a lively discussion around all aspects of academic publishing from edited volumes to developing your first book manuscript. Bring your questions, concerns, and anxieties


About the PhD+ Workshop Series
Please join us for the third year of PhD+ Workshops, hosted by the Institute for Humanities Research. We meet monthly, over lunch, to discuss possible career paths for PhDs, internship possibilities, grants/fellowships, work/life balance, elements of style, online identity issues, and much, much more.

Lunch will be served.

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March 2, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Humanities 1, Room 210
1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States
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