Graduate Information Sessions

Graduate Information Sessions

Graduate Information Sessions

The Faculty and Administration of the Department of Performance Studies host graduate information sessions throughout the academic year to help support our students.  Some sessions are specific to students who may be at a particular point in their degree program-others are general information sessions. All sessions will require an RSVP and may have a restriction based on topic. 

Fall 2018 Calendar

Applying to Ph.D. Programs | October 19 | 1:30pm

with André Lepecki, Department Chair; Noel Rodriguez, Administrative and Academic Director

This session is open to all M.A. students interested in applying to our/other Ph.D. programs. Topics that will be discussed include, the internal Ph.D. application process, crafting an effective statement of purpose, fellowship/funding options, and current Ph.D. program trends.

 

Creating an Effective Syllabus | November 1 | 1:30pm

with Karen Shimakawa, Associate Professor; Laura Fortes, Assistant Director of Programs

This is an important session for M.A. and Ph.D. students applying for teaching jobs. A good syllabus reflects thoughtful course design, which begins with defining appropriate learning ​objectives. Additional considerations include the responsibilities of instructor and students. Ph.D.'s interested in applying for adjunct positions at the Department of Performance Studies are strongly encouraged to attend.

 

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Academic Publishing | TBA

with Professor Fred Moten

This session is open to all M.A. and Ph.D. students and addresses the process of revising and submitting articles to journals, the preparation of book proposals and submissions, as well as how best to determine which journal is the best fit for your work.

 

Spring 2019 Calendar

Job Market & Hiring for Academic Interviews | TBA

with Associate Professor Alexandra Vazquez

This session is open to all Ph.D. students planning to enter the academic job market as professors, lecturers, or academic directors. Topics that will be discussed include giving an effective job talk and interview, networking within the academic community, organizing academic credentials, and polishing your curriculum vitae.

Applying for Grants/Fellowships & CV Workshop | TBA

with Professor Diana Taylor

This session is open to all M.A. and Ph.D. students and addresses grant/fellowship proposal writing from inception to completion. Topics that will be discussed include conceptualizing the project, composing budgets, and time management tips for adhering to application deadlines.