What Is a Dissertation?

On October 10, 2014, hundreds of people tuned in for a panel discussion on innovative approaches to the dissertation. Hosted by CUNY Graduate Center and sponsored jointly by the Futures Initiative and Duke's PhD Lab, the panel featured five scholars in various disciplines who had either recently defended or would soon defend their dissertations. The room at the Graduate Center was filled to capacity, twenty virtual partners hosted simultaneous events around the world, and many others joined the livestream or participated via the Twitter hashtag, #remixthediss.

If you missed the original “What Is a Dissertation?” event, you might begin by watching the video or checking out these reflections and resources.

What follows is a growing collection of resources and reflections related to the questions raised during the panel. This collection is curated by the Futures Initiative team.


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What Is a Dissertation? New Models, New Methods, New Media

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