PWG Hosts Karra For Event on Writing and Defending Theses

The Pardee Women’s Group (PWG) hosted Mahesh Karra, Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, for the first installment of the PWG Surviving Grad School series on December 3, 2019.

Karra gave Masters students tips and advice on succeeding in the thesis process. He covered topics including finding an advisor, choosing a thesis topic, tips for thesis writing and defending, and overall advice for writing any research-style paper.

Students were able to ask questions regarding all stages of the writing process, starting with how to find your research question and develop a thesis. Karra emphasized the importance of using clear and concise language throughout your writing, and understanding the broader implications of your conclusions and findings.

Karra’s academic and research interests are broadly in development economics, health economics, quantitative methods, and applied demography. His research utilizes experimental and non-experimental methods to investigate the relationships between population, health, and economic development in low- and middle-income countries.

The Pardee Women’s Group was created to be an inclusive community dedicated to helping build and foster relationships between the Pardee School’s female, faculty, and greater community. The PWG hosts networking events, speaker series, and a variety of community-building activities. The Pardee Women’s Group welcomes both undergraduate and graduate Pardee School students.

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