Skip to main content

First-year Ph.D. students present their research in annual capstone workshop

June 19, 2017

Ph.D. students of the 2016-17 cohort at the annual capstone event.
Ph.D. students of the 2016-17 cohort at the annual capstone event.

Four Ph.D. in International Studies students in the cohort of 2016-17 presented their dissertation topics in the Ph.D. Capstone Workshop on Monday, June 5 at Kane Hall.

The first year students shared their draft dissertation prospectuses and received feedback on their work from a panel of faculty members and Jackson School Ph.D. candidates.

This half-day event, hosted by the Jackson School, marks the achievement by first year Ph.D. students in completing their year long research tutorial on research methods.

Provisional dissertation titles and topics, as presented by the students:

  • Megan Zebert-JuddSymbolic Capital, Informal Religion, and Law Enforcement in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
  • Rachel A. Rothenberg: The Cinema, the Household, and the Nation: Formations of Hindu Nationalist Women
  • Pinar Ulumaksan: Kurdish Civil Society Movement in Germany – National Opportunities and Transnational Implications
  • Allison J. Anderson: Seeing the Invisible Economy Online: Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Middle East

The workshop ends with a festive “Champagne Panel” in which chairs and committee members offer celebratory remarks.

This year faculty also gave praise to the second graduating class of the Jackson School Ph.D. program, which began in 2013.

On June 8, at the Jackson School Convocation, three students will receive their doctorate: