In Progress is a peer reviewed, online journal that aims to address issues affecting graduate students across the academic disciplines. Because there are few opportunities for graduate students to interact with and learn from each other outside of our own departments and universities, this journal was conceived as a place for graduate students and faculty to share information and insights regarding all aspects of the often-mystified process of graduate study and beyond into civic discourses and social activism.
Submissions might address topics such as:
- Manners in which graduate study can be seen to interact with local communities, participate in public discourse, and/or address social needs.
- Common difficulties faced by graduate students, such as time management, impostor syndrome, and/or biases within typically closed fields.
- Suggestions for research practices and methodologies.
- Theoretical approaches such as discourse analyses, feminisms, queer theories, critical race theories, and other platforms that open conversation regarding issues in higher education.
- Reports on, and examples of, projects and initiatives that have shown positive results for furthering scholarship of graduate students, undergraduates, faculty, or the campus community at large.
- Strategies for balancing graduate student employment such as Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships with coursework, examinations, and dissertation writing.
- Papers addressing student/faculty relations, administrative concerns, and/or curricula.
Jennifer Gammage is an MA student in the Department of Philosophy at the University of New Mexico, and works as a teaching assistant in the Department of English Core Writing Program. Jennifer’s research interests center on the intersection of hermeneutics and phenomenology. She also serves as a member of the steering committee for Women in the Academy, a mentor within the Women’s Resource Center’s Impact Project, and president of the Philosophy Graduate Association.
Lindsey Ives is a PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Writing at the University of New Mexico, where she teaches courses in professional writing and freshman composition. She also works as assistant director of the Core Writing program. She is currently completing her dissertation, which focuses on the role of whiteness in the rhetorical genres of Freedom Summer.