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 31   Join the Writing Group!

Are you looking for opportunities to give and receive feedback and advice on scholarly writing? Become a member of the HSSA's Writing Group today! To join or to get more information, send an email to hssa.writing@gmail.com

Community Matters

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 VSPA affiliate (i.e., 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 <ddk@berkeley.edu> to begin the application process. 

HSSA Symposium 2018

UC Berkeley, Friday, November 16

Proposal Deadline: October 5

Scholars in the humanities and social sciences are invited to present completed and ongoing research at a multidisciplinary symposium hosted by the Humanities & Social Sciences Association. 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 and works-in-progress.

Prospective participants are welcome to submit proposals on any theme. However, they are especially encouraged to submit a proposal that has some connection to the theme of Concepts in Academic Research. Among other things, this will include projects that apply concepts to empirical problems or seek to develop, challenge, or reformulate concepts across a variety of research domains (see below for the full call).

Abstract proposals (maximum 300 words) must be sent by October 5 to hssa.symposium@gmail.com. Selected participants will be asked to submit a paper by November 5 (3000-7000 words), which will permit close discussion during sessions. Following the symposium, full papers will be considered for publication in an online repository hosted by UC Berkeley following a peer review process. [Full CFP here.]