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

Aug 10   Planning Meeting

Members of the HSSA Board will meet online on August 10 at 11:10am to discuss and plan future events. Please email for information and invitations.

Aug 20   Social Mixer

All UC Berkeley postdocs, visiting scholars, and visiting student researchers are invited to the next online HSSA social networking event. If you want to meet new colleagues and reconnect with familiar friends make yourself and jump online on Thursday, August 20, 2020 between 5:00pm and 6:30pm (Pacific/California Time). Registration info will be provided soon.

Aug 24   HSSA Board Meeting

The next board meeting will be held online from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Participants who RSVP will receive a link to the meeting.

Community Matters

Examining Justice: Existing and Emerging Issues in the Brazilian Context


Speakers: Aluisio Mendes, Rodrigo Fux, Flavia da Costa Viana, Renata Gil, Humberto Dalla, Isabela Ferrari, Anderson de Paiva Gabriel

For more information, please see the registration site.

New Challenges and Opportunities in Education Research, Practice, and Policy [Online: Thurs, March 19, 2020, 9:30am-12:00pm]


The Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Association (HSSA) invites visiting scholars, postdocs, visiting student researchers, and grad students to attend a Workshop on “New Challenges and Opportunities in Education Research, Practice, and Policy.” The goal of this workshop, which looks at higher education through challenges and opportunities in teaching, practice, and research is to provide a platform for discussing issues that higher education may face across various disciplines and in various contexts as well, as research and policy dynamics differ across countries. 


Full information, including the presentation schedule, is located here

To receive a meeting link, please register via Eventbrite.