My dissertation defense went well, so that’s an immense relief. It was actually quite a bit of fun. Most defenses I’ve been to feature one of the committee members going at a time, each for 20-30 minutes. Mine started out that way, but it quickly turned into a more conversational, free flowing process (clearly in the spirit of Tracy). It’s a real treat to have a couple hours where the focus is on one’s own research.
For now, I’d like to take a month or two off from the diss, but I think I’ll look into the possibilities of publishing it. I’ll be checking out William Germano’s From Dissertation to Book in pursuit of this.