Dissertation to Book Webinar - American Sociological Association

Summary: In this webinar two successful authors of recently published books will pull from their own experiences to offer suggestions and discuss potential barriers for turning a dissertation into a book. Some of the topics that will be addressed include: the crucial differences between the unpublished dissertation and the as-yet-unpublished book manuscript, the stages and tools involved in transforming dissertation research into a full-length manuscript, and the elements of writing a book prospectus.

When: Friday January 25, 12:00-1:30pm (Eastern Time)

Presenters: Gayle Sulik, PhD – SUNY-Albany and Astrid Eich-Krohm, PhD – Southern Connecticut State University

Moderator: Margaret Weigers Vitullo, PhD – ASA Director of Academic and Professional Affairs.

Recommended for: This webinar is recommended for graduate students, graduate student advisors, early faculty, and anyone interested in identifying the steps and making the necessary adjustments in order to transform a doctoral dissertation into a publishable book.

Powerpoint Slides: Dissertation to Book Slides (PDF)

Presenter Bios:

Gayle Sulik PhotoGayle Sulik is a social science researcher and writer affiliated with the University at Albany (SUNY) Department of Women’s Studies. With expertise in medical sociology and interdisciplinary community research, her scholarship focuses on medical consumerism, technology, cancer survivorship, health policy, and the culture and industry of breast cancer.

She is author of Pink Ribbon Blues: How Breast Cancer Culture Undermines Women’s Health (Oxford, 2011) as well numerous articles, essays, and book chapters on health and medicine.

Astrid Eich-Krohm PhotoAstrid Eich-Krohm is an associate professor of sociology at Southern Connecticut State University. Research topics of interest include international migration, aging and the life course, and medical sociology. She also uses a feminist perspective to highlight gender inequality in the 21st century.

She recently published a book German Professionals in the United States that is based on her doctoral dissertation analyzing the role of family in the migration processes of highly skilled German workers and professionals.


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