Next-Generation Dissertations—New Projects for an Engaged Academy

Date: Monday, March 7, 2022
Time: 1:00-2:30 PM CST
Zoom: Register

Dissertation reform is an essential thread in the tapestry of reimagining doctoral education. More and more scholars are finding creative ways to share their scholarly research and intellectual insights in dynamic, engaging forms such as graphic novels, mobile games, documentary films, and more, and are having an impact both within and beyond the academy. Join several humanities and social science scholars and the advisors who have supported them to learn more about these projects and why this kind of work matters. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Graduate School at Syracuse University and the Andrew W. Mellon-funded Humanities for the Public Good Initiative at the University of Iowa Obermann Center for Advanced Studies. It celebrates the launch of the Next-Generation Dissertations website (Syracuse) and adds to the ongoing reflections on graduate education reform taking place through the Humanities for the Public Good program (Iowa). It has been coordinated in collaboration with Katina L. Rogers.

This virtual event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.


  • Jesse Merandy and advisor Matthew K. Gold
  • Kay Sohini and advisor Lisa Diedrich 
  • Justin Schell 
  • Sonia Estima
  • Introduction/framing: Teresa Mangum and Glenn Wright
  • Moderator: Katina Rogers

Read speaker bios on the UI Events Calendar.