Twenty women from nine disciplines share the common experiences, emotions, challenges, and transformations that come from writing a doctoral dissertation. Designed to invite readers into shared experiences, this book provides support and practical guidance for women writing dissertations, their advisors, and all those on the journey with them.
Author Christine Sorrell Dinkins: Christine Sorrell Dinkins is Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Wofford College, USA. Author Jeanne Merkle Sorrell: Jeanne Merkle Sorrell is Senior Nurse Researcher at Cleveland Clinic, USA, and Professor Emerita of the College of Nursing and Health Science, George Mason University, USA.
Preface 1. Writing the Unknown 2. Mystery, Confusion, Isolation 3. Realigning Relationships 4. Transformation of the Self 5. Advisor and Committee: Dancing with Strangers 6. End of a Journey and a New Beginning 7. Looking Back Appendix: Gathering the Stories