Writing Group for HSSA

The Humanities and Social Science Association Writing Group


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Want to get more feedback on your writing? 

Interested in what your peers are writing?

Many of us struggle with similar issues: getting started writing, focus, structure, framing the research, writing style, and moving beyond endless drafts to a submitted version. Many of us would benefit from having a forum that can offer structure and motivation in the writing process, as well as getting input from an interdisciplinary audience on our work before it goes out to more senior colleagues and referees.

To this end, the HSSA has set up a WRITING GROUP for early career researchers (grad students, postdocs, visiting scholars) in the human and social sciences. Each meeting, held weekly for an hour, will be devoted to providing constructive, encouraging, and friendly criticism on one work intended for publication. The writing can be an early ideas draft, a finished version, or one that is stuck due to some problem (word count, organisation, flow,etc...)

As of January 2017, we meet every Monday, 2pm-3pm in 650 Barrows Hall

The person presenting his/her work provides snacks as a thank you to the others for reading their work.

Please respond to z.b.wilhite@berkeley.edu or askodo@berkeley.edu to sign up for the first meeting, and please mention if you would like to present papers. Make sure to look out for emails stating any changes to the schedule, as the schedule is subject to changes.

Selected Peer-Review Articles Published after Being Discussed in the Writing Group

Besemer, S., Rolf Loeber, Stephen P. Hinshaw and Dustin A. Pardini (2016). Bidirectional Associations Between Externalizing Behavior Problems and Maladaptive Parenting Within Parent-Son Dyads Across Childhood. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 1-12. doi:10.1007/s10802-015-0124-6

Gallo, C. a. R. E. (2016). Punishment and Solidarity. Comparing the U.S. And Swedish Victim Movements Reconceptualizing Critical Victimology: Interventions and Possibilities. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Liebermann, W. K. (2016). The Right to Live in the World: Architecture, Inclusion, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. In D. Wendel, and Fallon Samuels Aidoo (Ed.), Spatializing Politics: Essays on Power and Place. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Liebermann, W. K. (2016). Humanizing Modernism? Jaap Bakema's Het Dorp, a Village for Disabled Citizens. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 75(2), 158-181.

Stahl, M. (2014). Public, Private, Popular: Pop Performers, Liberalism and the Limits of Rights. MUSICultures, 41(1), 93-114.

Stahl, M. (2015). Tactical destabilization for economic justice: the first phase of the 1984-2004 rhythm & blues royalty reform movement. Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, 5(3), 344-363.

Stamm, I. K. (2016). Coordination Tasks and Negotiation Modes of Linked Lives in Entrepreneurial Families. Journal of Marriage and Family, 78(4), 939-956. doi:10.1111/jomf.12304