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PhD+ Workshop – Stop #disserhating, Start Writing

January 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  |  Humanities 1, Room 210


Not sure how to begin your dissertation work? Having a hard time fitting writing in amidst other obligations? Stuck in the middle of your process? Huh, what process? 8th-year PhD candidate struggling to finish? In this interactive workshop, PhD students at all stages will have the opportunity to anonymously submit questions and concerns about the dissertation process, share experiences and strategies, and learn concrete practices (time management, a writing practice, accountability exercises, and self care) for success in completing the PhD. We will frame the dissertation as a professional and personal growth tool for becoming the kind of scholars, writers, thinkers, and people we want to be in the world. Whether you plan to pursue a career in academia or not, you will leave this workshop knowing what you need to do to make dissertating work for the unique circumstances of your life.


Amanda M. Smith is an assistant professor of Latin American literature. Her research focuses on cultural production from and about the Amazonian region of South America, taking up questions of spatiality, ecology, Indigeneity, and extractivism. Using many of the strategies that she will share in this workshop, she writes about 150 pages a year on these topics while also teaching, carrying out university service commitments, doing a lot of hiking in the redwoods, and chasing her twin 4-year-olds around.


About the PhD+ Workshop Series
Please join us for the fourth year of PhD+ Workshops, hosted by the Humanities Institute. 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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January 17, 2020
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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