- CULTURAL STUDIES RESEARCH IN 6 STEPS
- UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL CULTURAL STUDIES
- ELEMENTS OF A THESIS PROPOSAL
- UNDERSTANDING A THESIS TIMELINE
- WRITING YOUR THESIS PROPOSAL
- THEORY RESOURCES
- THEORY READING NOTES FROM TERRI
- METHODOLOGY TECHNIQUES
- READER REPORTS & LIT REVIEWS
- CREATIVE RESEARCH GUIDELINES
- DATABASE OF TEMPLATES FOR STUDENTS TO ADOPT
- DIGITAL TOOLS & TUTORIALS
- USEFUL GRAPHICS
- APPLYING TO GRAD SCHOOL
- REFERENCE LETTERS
Every research project needs to include the 6 elements below. Hyperlinks lead to a short lecture about each:
- Topic: what is the general subject you wish to research? Here is a lecture on topics. Here is an exercise for " brainstorming topics.
- Question: what about your topic interests you? Why should it interest others?
- Here is an exercise on brainstorming questions Here is a lecture on questions.
- Objects: what specific cases, historical moments, geographical regions, or social groups most intrigue you, with regard to the question you raised, above? (Note: you may want to think of objects as subsets of your original subject, above.) Here is a lecture on objects.
- Lens: whose theoretical work will inform and influence you as you consider your questions vis a vis your objects? Here is a lecture on theoretical lenses.You can find more material on theory by clicking through the menus at the top of this page.
- Method: precisely what original work will you be doing as part of your research, how will you do it, when, where, with whom, and why? Here is a lecture on methods. You can find more material on methods by clicking through the menus at the top of this page.
- Presentation: how, when, and where do you plan to deliver the findings or results of your original work to your audience?You can find more material on presentation by clicking through the menus at the top of this page.
Global Scapes: Short Video Lecture
Brainstorming Cultural Global Studies
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Here are some resources I’ve given students to help them think about which theory and theorists they might deploy in their work:
- There’s a Theorist for That! A Chart
- Theory Overview Pieces: A Quick Biblio
- Theory Readings for many topics in Contemporary Culture & Creative Production
- Assorted Theory Lectures from Terri (many older and sort of outdated, but possibly of use)
Tutorials & Class Exercises for Display:
Presenting with Canva
Presenting & Connecting on Tumblr
Making an Intro Video: A Script for You
If you are a current or former student of mine and are requesting a Letter of Reference from me, I’ll ask you to travel to one of the links below to fill out a form and upload materials.