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From Dissertation to Book in the Humanities and Social Sciences: How to Overcome Imposterism and Write A Book That Matters

Speaker

LaNitra Berger, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History and Director of African and African American Studies, George Mason University

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From Dissertation to Book in the Humanities and Social Sciences: How to Overcome Imposterism and Write a Book that Matters

This interactive workshop will help graduate students and postdocs revise their dissertations for publication. We will confront and begin to dismantle some of the common forms of imposter syndrome that prevent emerging scholars in the humanities and social sciences from realizing their potential for research impact. (Come to this workshop to learn why Dr. Berger calls it "imposterism.") Participants will leave the workshop with some guiding questions to help them transition their mindsets and their research material from dissertation to book. 

Lunch will be provided.

Speaker: LaNitra Berger, A.M.’02, Ph.D.’09 (Art, Art History & Visual Studies) is Associate Professor of Art History and Director of African and African American Studies as well as senior director of the Office of Fellowships in the Office of Undergraduate Education at George Mason University (GMU). In addition, she is president and chair of the board of directors of NAFSA, the Association of International Educators. At GMU, Berger promotes internationalization through student advising, university service, and research, leading one of only a few fellowships offices in the nation with a social justice focus. In 2015, she received the GMU Spirit of King Award for diversifying study abroad. She is the author of two books, the monograph Irma Stern and the Racial Paradox of South African Modern Art: Audacities of Color (Bloomsbury, December 2020), and Exploring Education Abroad: A Guide for Racial and Ethnic Minority Participants (NAFSA, 2016). She is also the editor of Social Justice and International Education: Research, Practice, and Perspectives (NAFSA, 2020).

This workshop is part of the Academic Job Search Series sponsored by The Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Services.


Categories

Academic Job Search Series, Communication, Professional Development, Self Awareness