Workshop for Dissertation Writers in Women's and Gender Studies

FALL & SPRING, Wednesdays, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
September 7, 2011 – May 9, 2012
Meets every other week at MIT, Building 4 room 253

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.


Diane Grossman, Professor of Philosophy and Gender and Women’s Studies, has been at Simmons since 1985. She served as Dean of the College for the last ten years, Associate Dean for two years prior, and is currently on sabbatical from administration and planning to return to full-time teaching. Dr. Grossman has a Ph.D. in philosophy from New York University and an A.B. from Vassar College. Her areas of specialization are feminist theory, continental philosophy, and cultural studies. She is the author of two books and editor of a collection of essays. In addition, she has published numerous articles in queer and feminist theory, applied ethics, and cultural studies.


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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