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Journey Through the Dissertation

Monday, April 1, 12-1:20pm
Rackham Building, East Conference Room, 4th Floor

This multidisciplinary panel of doctoral students will share insights from their dissertation writing journeys. Panelists will discuss their own writing processes, the challenges they encountered, and the strategies and resources they used to complete their dissertations. Whether you are finishing your final chapter, or outlining your first, you will leave with valuable insights into how to make your writing process successful.

Our panelists:

Deepthi Bathala is a Ph.D. Candidate in Architecture (History/Theory) in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Her dissertation explores the intersections of climate, colonialism, and the environment. She plans to defend her dissertation in Fall.

Raúl Gámez is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Marsal School of Education, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, studying how diversity leaders in higher education use diversity, equity, and inclusion as organizational processes that can transform organizations into more equitable, inclusive, and just learning and working spaces. He expects to defend his dissertation in the Fall of 2024. 

Saba Gerami is a Ph.D. Candidate at the School of Education, where she studies mathematics education, particularly calculus instruction. She will defend her dissertation in April 2024 and will begin a position as Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the fall.

Adelay Elizabeth Witherite is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Ph.D. Program in English and Education.  In her dissertation, she explores how emotions mediate first-year writing students' learning experiences and their understanding of social differences. She plans to defend her dissertation in May, 2024.