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Thank you for coming to my blog, Fabrication Nation.

A curious cause incited me on the way to a doctoral degree. I studied doctoral studies intensively and sometimes I wept. In reading, Leaving The Ivory Tower by Barbara Lovitts, her verbatim excerpts and dedication to the book struck me.  I decided to promote greater transparency and understanding of doctoral education.

The recent history of doctoral education speaks of broken dreams and broken hearts, of pluralistic ignorance and of little effort to examine and renew research training.

Through my art and sullen craft, I hope to reach a tipping point of clamor for improvement to spare the unnecessary suffering of the graduate student.

Let not another doctoral student leave their studies even though they shouldn’t have to…

Sheri Oberman

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