Dissertation Fellows Workshop

The Dissertation Writing Workshop provides support to UC San Diego PhD candidates engaged in writing dissertations in the humanities and social sciences. Students should be working on topics that can be defined as humanistic in the broadest sense—that is, topics based on archival sources, literary or artistic works, ethnographic field work, and interviews or public media.

The workshop meets during Winter and Spring quarters. Each member presents a chapter of his or her dissertation to the workshop, and the most immediate goal is to provide feedback on the chapter from peers and the senior faculty member who leads the workshop. Because of its interdisciplinary composition, the workshop provides insights from different disciplinary perspectives, which help members to see their work under new lights and broadens their understanding of its scholarly and intellectual context.

The next call for applications will be issued in Spring 2018 for the 2018-19 academic year.