Ashley R. Kelly, ABD

Sincere congratulations are in order: CRDM's Ashley R. Kelly passed her oral and written exams with flying colors. Her committee is chaired by Carolyn Miller, with Nancy Penrose, Bill Kinsella, Jordynn Jack from UNC-CH, and Randy Allen Harris from University of Waterloo, Ontario. Her dissertation topic is "Hacking Science: Emerging Parascientific Genres and Public Participation in Scientific …

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Another Look at Seminar Papers

I was looking at the infographics on “moving from seminar paper to publication“ and was reminded of another visualization technique that helped me during my time in NCSU’s CRDM program. In Chris Anson’s infographic he mentions creating a flowchart as a way to visually map your ideas. When I was in my second year in …

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Josh Reeves, ABD

Congratulations to Josh Reeves for passing his preliminary exams and officially earning the coveted ABD. Josh's committee is co-chaired by Jeremy Packer and Hans Kellner, with Matt May, Victoria Gallagher, and Mark Andrejevic (of the University of Queensland) serving as members on his committee. His dissertation is tentatively titled "If You See Something, Say Something: The Rhetoric of …

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CRDM Advice: Dr. Jason Swarts on Scholarly Publications

I recently caught up with Dr. Jason Swarts of the CRDM program to get his thoughts on the art of scholarly publication. Here is his advice:   And here is the "source code" for the infographic (aka Dr. Swarts's original answers): What would prevent a seminar paper from being publishable? Two things come to mind. The …

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Jordan Frith, PhD

Congratulations to Jordan Frith, CRDM's newest PhD. Dr. Frith successfully defended his dissertation, "Constructing location, one check-in at a time: Examining the practices of Foursquare users" to a packed house on Friday, October 12. Jordan's 380-page tome studied how superusers of the mobile application Foursquare appropriated the technology for a variety of purposes, including social …

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CRDM Advice: Dr. Chris Anson on Scholarly Publications

I recently caught up with Dr. Chris Anson of the CRDM program to get his thoughts on the art of scholarly publication. Here is his advice:   And here is the "source code" for the infographic (aka Dr. Anson's original answers): What would prevent a seminar paper from being publishable? Here are some common reasons why …

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CRDM Advice: Dr. Susan Katz on Scholarly Publications

I recently caught up with Dr. Susan Katz of the CRDM program to get her thoughts on the art of scholarly publication. Here is her advice:   And here is the "source code" for the infographic (aka her original answers): What would prevent a seminar paper from being publishable? In recent years, I have noticed several …

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