The Osijek Doctoral Colloquium’s webinar series (ODC Webinars) is designed to provide practical advice and encouragement to doctoral students who are feeling stuck and/or overwhelmed in their research and writing process.  Each webinar begins with a presentation by a recent doctoral graduate.

You can find here the recordings of the past events.

April 15, 2021 – Melody Wachsmuth:

Melody’s dissertation, Understanding Identity and Social Change Through Narrative: with Special Reference to Roma Pentecostalism in Croatia and Serbia, explores the question: How do two Roma communities make sense of their Pentecostal faith in their daily lives? Melody spoke about her doctoral journey, focusing on the practical matters facing all doctoral students.

May, 2021 – Taylor Denyer:

Taylor’s thesis, Decolonizing Mission Partnerships: Evolving Collaboration between United Methodists in North Katanga and the United States of America, explores different perspectives on changing relational dynamics and what it would take to build healthier mission partnerships. Taylor speaks about her doctoral journey, focusing on the practical matters facing all doctoral students.

October 21, 2021 – Pamela LaBreche:

Pamela speaks about issues of sampling and access in research. Her 2019 dissertation is titled Locals as Stakeholders: An Investigation of the Contribution of Romanian Evangelicals to North American Missionary Ministry.

November, 2021 – Ciprian Gheorge-Luca

Ciprian discusses his 2021 dissertation: Communio Sanctorum: Toward a Pentecostal Theology of Public Life.

February 17, 2022 – Doru Marcu:

Doru spoke about the methods he used in the research and writing of his doctoral thesis, The relationship between mission and ecclesiology in the vision of Rev. Prof. Ion Bria.

April 21, 2022 – Leonid Mikhovich:

Leonid’s dissertation was on Traditional Worship in Baptist Churches in Belarus: Formation, Features, and Internal Conflicts.

May 19, 2022 – Nadia Tarasenko:

Nadia spoke about her process writing her dissertation, Spiritual Formation in Russian Theological Institutions of St. Petersburg.