All post-MPhil students are required by GSAS to participate in dissertation workshops at least once per year between their fourth and seventh years. The workshops provide students with the opportunity to receive feedback on their dissertation work in a group setting. EALAC offers a colloquium series as one option for fulfilling this requirement. The format of the colloquium is flexible and can take the form of a formal presentation of a dissertation chapter, a group discussion of a pre-circulated draft, or a mix of the two. The requirement may also be fulfilled through a range of other options, such as participating in student-run writing groups, presenting at non-EALAC dissertation workshops, or receiving feedback through job talks.
Students wishing to sign up for an EALAC workshop date should contact the department office. Please provide your name, year, field, preferred dates (once the dates of the colloquium have been decided), provisional title of the presentation (may be changed at a later date), and discussant name (you may find someone at a later date).