The graduate colloquium was established in spring 2019 as a monthly event of the department. Master and PhD students can present a research project at any stage of development (be it the first ideas and plans, be it a full-fledged proposal), a conference presentation (planned or already held), or a final paper from a graduate class formulating original ideas.
Each presenter invites up to three faculty they wish specifically to address and hear from concerning the research presented, or with whom they are already working. Each session includes two presentations with discussion; a presentation involves a 20 minutes talk accompanied by a projection and followed by a discussion of 20 minutes.
The basic philosophy of the Graduate Colloquium is mutual development and inspiration through collaboration as a form of dialogic thinking-together; critique is always considerate and precise to the topic under discussion. In this sense, the audience is seen as important as the presenter and students are strongly encouraged to take part.
The Graduate Colloquium represents an important opportunity for the professional development of novice academics and has the following aims:
- Students practice presenting research in a structured and pointed way; this might include questions to the audience about problems to solve (theoretically, methodologically) – it is one of the moments the colloquium is collaborative. Optimally, it is inspiring to everybody;
- Students practice giving feedback to others' research, and thus to their own: this is the reflective function that is developing by the necessity to articulate an argument to someone else’s research – which can be then applied to one’s own research.;
- Faculty and students as a community of scholarly researchers keep themselves informed about ongoing local research.
February 26, 2019
Zach Olson: The Role of the Imagined Audience in Academic Research
Joe Huang: Differentiation & Disruption: Intersubjectification and Psychosis as Process Ontology
April 30, 2019
Nancy Walter: Anomalous Experience and Subjective Wellbeing: Mitigating Treatment Seeking for Psychosomatic Symptoms
Amelia Bagwell: Psychology: In other words. Thought, theory and history of women in psychology
Kimberly Korobov: Tenderized for Transformation by the Terror of Cultural Collisions
Louise Grann: Transcendent Play: An Insightful Exploration into Character Creation and Role-Play in Video Games
Micah Ingle: What Do Men Need, and What Do We Need from Men? — A Cultural-Experiential Project
Kyle Brown: The Mimetic Theory of René Girard