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Grad Chats: Finding a Research Focus through Creative Writing

April 18th, 2023

Note: Event info is on the Cornell Calendar website.

The process of developing a PhD, its contribution, and your argument is an ongoing journey: from an initial hunch and hook, the development of a proposal, to the research and writing process itself. In this workshop, we will share first where we are in the PhD writing process and explore the ways in which writing is analytical and emotional work. Second, we will draw on a selection of creative writing exercises that help you find a fresh and energizing way of articulating your research focus.

Speaker

Sophie Oldfield (City and Regional Planning, AAP)***

Grad Chats: Conversations on International Research and Practice is a series hosted by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies to support graduate students with interdisciplinary training and planning around conducting international research.

Spring 2023 Schedule

From Plan A to Plan B: Designing Research for a Changing World (Thursday, February 16, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Uris Hall G08)Best Practices and Challenges in International Field Research (Tuesday, March 14, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Uris Hall G08)Beyond the IRB: Ethics and International Research (Tuesday, March 21, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Uris Hall G08)Finding a Research Focus through Creative Writing (Tuesday, April 18, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Uris Hall G08)Travel Health and Safety Awareness for Conducting Research Abroad (Tuesday, May 9, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Uris Hall G08)