Graduate Students

Ph.D.s Embrace Alternative Dissertations. The Job Market May Not.

Ty Wright for The Chronicle

As a doctoral student, Amanda Visconti created an interactive digital dissertation that lets users annotate James Joyce’s “Ulysses.” 
She landed a job at Purdue U. as an assistant professor and digital-humanities specialist.
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Nick Sousanis has scored some wins lately.

After taking an academic risk to use an alternative form for his dissertation — a comic book about visual thinking — he successfully defended it in 2014 and earned his doctorate in interdisciplinary...

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