Spring sign ups are open through Sunday, January 20th! (Sign ups between the 21st and 27th are conditional on there being groups available.)
VDG is a free service that connects graduate students to provide peer feedback on dissertation work with a minimal time commitment. Members are grouped with two others working in the same general area of philosophy. About once a month, one member sends some work (3,000-6,000 words) to the others, who return feedback and comments in a week or so.
While advisors and committees are important, it can be incredibly helpful to discuss one’s work with peers in a lower-stakes environment, and it can be particularly enlightening to do so with those who take a different approach, outlook, or focus. Not only that, but there is evidence from psychological research that even just thinking about problems in relation to persons who are geographically distant can promote creative insights. With students in programs from many states, countries, and every continent with a philosophy Ph.D. program, Virtual Dissertation Groups is a great way to capture some of these benefits!
Sound good? Then sign up for the Spring 2019 groups below!