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UMass Boston-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development (DPD) Program

Event Date: December 07, 2017 - 2 p.m.
Location: Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Room 2540

The University of Massachusetts Boston-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development (DPD) Program invites you to attend the presentations of students from our inaugural cohort of grantees on December 7. The first two hours will include presentations and discussion of innovative research offered through this grant program, and the last hour is for you to network and interact with program participants and faculty affilated with the program. The DPD program is a unique program to support under-represented doctoral students at a critical moment in their doctoral careers, the dissertation proposal development stage after students complete their coursework. Students receive intensive mentoring and workshops as well as summer funding for their preliminary research. They now present on their findings and how it shapes their dissertation project. The program is funded by a grant from the Social Science Research Council, with funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Student presenters and presentation titles:

Marian Brown, Global Inclusion and Social Development. “Examining Cultural Equity in the Arts”

Erin Cournoyer, Sociology. “Finding the Path to Reentry Together: Staff and Resident Perspectives at a Women’s Halfway House”

Krytal Kittle, Gerontology. “Understanding the Healthcare Experiences of Gender and Sexual Minority Middle-Aged and Older Adults”

Adriana Rincón Villegas, Global Governance and Human Security Program. “From el Sur: towards a decolonial approach to research”

Nichole Wissman-Weber, IGERT Fellow, College of Management. “Climate Adaptation in the Anthropocene: Constructing and Contesting Urban Risk Regimes”

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.