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

Community Matters

Call for Papers for a Themed Workshop 


Scholars in the humanities, arts, and social sciences are invited to present completed and/or ongoing research at a multidisciplinary workshop hosted by the Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences Association (HSSA). All UC Berkeley visiting postdocs, scholars, and student researchers are welcome to submit texts (essays, articles, book chapters, dissertation sections, etc.) based on completed projects or works-in-progress that have some connection to the theme of personal, social, national, cultural, religious or gender identity. Diversity in defiitions and approaches are encouraged. Abstract proposals (300-500 words including a bibliography) must be sent by September 28 to robertreimer@berkeley.edu. For more information, please see the full call-for-paper.


The Humanities and Social Sciences Association (HSSA) serves approximately two thousand visiting postdocs, scholars, and graduate researchers in the humanities 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 postdoc, visiting scholar, or visiting student researcher working in the humanities or social sciences, and you are interested in becoming an HSSA Board member, please contact Daniel Kim to begin the application process.