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Turning Your Dissertation Into A Book
Friday January 25, 12:00-1:30pm (Eastern Time)


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


Margaret Weigers Vitullo, PhD – American Sociological Association

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.

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 Some of the topics that will be addressed include: the crucial differences between the unpublished dissertation and the as-yet-unpublished book manuscript, the stages and tools involved in transforming dissertation research into a full-length manuscript, and the elements of writing a book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.


Gayle Sulik Photo Gayle 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 Photo Astrid 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 based on her doctoral dissertation analyzing the role of family in the migration processes of highly skilled German workers and professionals.

Margaret Weigers Vitullo is the ASA Director of Academic and Professional Affairs.