Kent State Doctoral Student Speaking about Thesis Writing
Kent State University at East Liverpool is hosting Paige Bosich, a doctoral student in Kent State’s sociology department, 2-3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Quiet Study Lounge in Purinton Hall. Her presentation, “Navigating the Master’s Thesis” is free and open to the public.
The talk will be especially helpful to anyone considering a master’s degree or for students working on an honor’s thesis. This event is sponsored by the Social Science Research Lab at Kent State East Liverpool and students in Dr. Lydia Rose’s researching society class.
Bosich completed her undergraduate degree at Saint Vincent College, majoring in sociology and minoring in biology. When she discovered that she could combine her passion for sociology and biology through a subfield known as medical sociology, she became a graduate student at Kent State University. She also teaches sociology courses on the Kent Campus.
Over the last four years, Bosich developed several research and teaching interests that include medical sociology, mental health, work and occupations, and social inequality (e.g. race, class, gender). Based on those interests, she conducted her thesis with employees at a corrugated box factory to better understand their work environment.
She used an extended case method, conducted interviews and collected field notes as a participant observer. Since completing her thesis, Bosich passed her comprehensive exam and is now working on her dissertation proposal. Her dissertation will concentrate on the emotional labor of mental health professionals.
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Photo: Paige Bosich