Category Archives: dissertation

Surfacing

During the semester, there are rarely any un-busy moments.  At the start of the semester, I am usually crafting my syllabus until the last possible moment.  Or, I am hastily tying up loose odds and ends from a project or … Continue reading

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Hurry up and hurry up again

Two weeks ago, I started this post on due dates and deadlines, and had finally settled on “Hurry up and wait” for the title because it captured the pacing of academic work.  Until this past week, my academic work followed … Continue reading

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A week in the life….

I have focused all sociological thinking on dissertation writing. Here’s what it looked like (including a shameless selfie shot):

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No typical work day

Today was not your typical work day.  Then again, I rarely have a typical work day. 7 a.m. The usual morning lineup. Breakfast with preschooler while little munchkin slept. Note to self: must start feigning extra hour of sleep by … Continue reading

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You only write your dissertation once

Thankfully, in academia, you only write your dissertation once. Thank. goodness. Most graduate training is oriented towards research and writing, but the art of research and writing is less evident in the formal curriculum.  And if your graduate training has … Continue reading

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Faux dissertation acknowledgements….

I am trying to lock down this final analytical chapter of my dissertation.  There is always more to write, edit and adjust with the project, but I am aiming to have a full draft together by the end of the … Continue reading

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