Workshop for Dissertation Writers in Women's and Gender Studies

FALL & SPRING, Wednesdays, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
September 14, 2010 – May 4, 2011

This workshop will provide intellectual and practical guidance for for students at any stage in the dissertation process. Class sessions will be structured with four primary goals:

Flexibly shaped to meet the needs of its participants, the dissertation workshop will entail minimal reading assignments so that the majority of the students’ time can be directed to their own projects. The class will provide a forum for working out problems of conceptualization and structure, the use of evidence, the development of individual chapters, techniques for effective research, drafting and revising, and preparing abstracts. We will also discuss and practice techniques for presenting conference papers, publishing articles, and preparing for the academic job market.


Sue Lanser is Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and former chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies at Brandeis University. She has written or edited five books and published over fifty essays in disciplinary and interdisciplinary journals. She has extensive experience in teaching research seminars, directing dissertations in several disciplines, and serving as an editor or editorial consultant for journals and presses.

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Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 14N-211
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-324-2085