My exams are complete

I just received notification from my academic department chair that I passed my qualifying exams. I sat for the written exams last week and my orals were yesterday. I am so grateful to my department for their generosity and support.

The process was exhausting — really an initiation of sorts– but we are given a year to prepare and a great deal of feedback from our examiners throughout. I tested in medieval theology, patristics, ante nicene christianity and then my dissertation field (that exam was very theoretical). Now I can focus on teaching my summer courses before settling down to work on my dissertation proposal. I also have a little stack of books that I have been savoring and setting aside to read right after my exams were done (the reading lists for my exams were quite extensive, leaving little room for anything else). Today I plan to crack the first one open and settle down for fun—of course it’s a book on … medieval theology ha ha.

Several of you have been asking me privately how the whole process is going, so now you know: I PASSED!! WOO!!! ^___^.

About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

Posted on May 25, 2022, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Congratulations, dearest Galina! That’s awesome news! You worked very hard and it paid off. ❤ ^_^

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Congratulations!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Congratulations!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Very nice 👍🏻 congrats 🎈

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Congratulations Galina!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. ganglerisgrove

    thank you, folks. 🙂

    Like

  8. Fantastic news!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. So happy for you Galina. Congratulations.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Fantastic! What a testiment to your tenaciousness and smarts!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Congratulations! What is the first book that you plan to read?

    Liked by 1 person

    • ganglerisgrove

      LOL. I’m reading a book called “Melania the Younger” by Elizabeth Clark. It’s about an early Christian ascetic. I got it for Yule but it wasn’t on teh reading list and I didn’t have time to read it until now. Then I have a book on the color blue, a book on Odin in non-saga sources, and a book on medieval stigmatics. lol. that’s my fun reading.

      Like

      • I read everything I can find about the Vietnam War…wasn’t one of my Ph.D. fields so it’s recreational. Scholars, we’re a strange lot.

        Liked by 1 person

  14. Congratulations, Galina. 🙂 Qualifying exams can really be a gauntlet, and I am glad that you made it through!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Congratulations! 🙂

    Like

%d bloggers like this: