Thursday, April 7, 2016

Graduation

And I'm back after a long break. I defended my dissertation around a month ago and it was a great experience. It is hard to believe that I'm not an ABD anymore (what a relief!) but I'm officially a PhD survivor. A period of my life is over and now I'm ready to move on to a new chapter. Wish me luck!

The abstract of my dissertation is below. Although I deposited my dissertation it might take a while for you to access the dissertation.

Using autoethnographic and narrative inquiry, this dissertation investigates the identity

and literacy development of an international graduate student in the US. The research

questions explored in this study are 1) What kind of identity work does becoming an

international graduate student entail? 2) What are the academic literacy practices of an

international graduate student? and 3) How do the identities and literacy practices of an

international graduate student change contextually and over time? The findings illustrated

that the identities and literacy practices in graduate school were multiple, heterogeneous,

dialogic, situated, and dynamic. The findings indicated that the development of both

identities and literacy practices in graduate school requires a considerable amount of

interaction with others—people and texts—and that these interactions are the primary

factor underlying disciplinary socialization. The findings showed that subjective

evaluations about these interactions could fundamentally shape academic socialization.

The study also points out the significance and necessity of studying academic

socialization from particular emic perspectives of individuals.

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