HSSA strives to create, maintain, and encourage a social and intellectual community for postdoctoral scholars, visiting scholars, visiting student researchers, and graduate students in the humanities and social sciences.

How we do it

HSSA Events

Nov 30   Writing Club

The Writing Club is the name of HSSA's scholarly writing accountability group, which provides opportunities for co-writing, as well as peer support and peer mentoring. Members meet online every week on Mondays from 9:30am to 11:00am. Contact the organizers for information and membership at hssa.writing@gmail.com

Community Matters

HSSA has luanched a new writing accountability group called the Writing Club to foster community, good habits, and peer-mentoring among scholars. Members must commit to participating in weekly meetings throughout the semester. For more information and membership, contact the co-chairs.


HSSA serves two thousand visiting postdocs, scholars, and graduate researchers in the humanities, arts, and social sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. Volunteer board members meet the social, intellectual, and cultural needs of HSSA members by hosting a range of events and programs throughout the year. If you are a VSPA affiliate, and you are interested in becoming an HSSA Board member, please contact President Daniel Kim to begin the application process.