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University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA 52242-1320)
Judith M. Pascoe (Project Director: February 2016 to present)

The Newly Composed PhD: Writing Across Careers

University of Iowa’s plans to transform doctoral education, focusing on its strength in writing and how new research and publication technology, along with a broad array of rhetorical modes, can help graduate students communicate effectively across a variety of platforms.

We will use the planning year to imagine ways in which humanities PhD students can equip themselves with the kind of flexible writing skills and technological expertise that will prepare them for many career paths. As a uniting impetus, we will focus our attention on rhetorical forms ranging from the dissertation to the tweet. In this way, we will enable specialists from a broad array of disciplines to unite around a common task: a consideration of PhD training in its core essentials and of how these essentials (e.g., the discovery and communication of new knowledge, the deployment of innovative research technologies) can be envisioned as preparation for careers both within and beyond the academy.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Next Generation Humanities PhD (Planning)

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Grant period:
8/31/2016 – 7/31/2017