No idea if anyone is going to be interested or up for this, but I need some help. I'm in my (hopefully) last year of Ph.D. work and currently am suppose to be writing my dissertation. However, I find myself having issues writing. Mostly because I typically develop thoughts in dialog and am currently pretty isolated from other students and faculty (I live 2 hours away from the University I was taking courses at and am no longer going there for courses since I'm ABD. I was thinking of posting something on Facebook, but honestly, you guys are pretty insightful and this forum elicits much better conversation than Facebook does. Anyway, so what I need is 1) Heavy criticisms and probing questions about what I'm doing, why, etc. If you are knowledgeable about the methodologies, critique those as well. Right now I still have to defend my proposal and they are going to ask all types of stuff I might not think of... and 2) if you have ideas, resources, etc -- those would be very helpful as well. If anyone is interested, I'll start posting stuff to bounce ideas from. It's not going to be formal stuff to start with, but just thoughts as notes to get things organized and figured out.
I guess it would help if I briefly describe the project. I'm looking at the concept of neoliberalism as an ideology and how it affects discourse in higher education. If you are interested but have no idea what that sentence was, don't worry. Part of the challenge of this is my ability to break things down into common language, which is currently something I'm also having issues with. Anyway, so is anyone interested in having a conversation around this?