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

Jun 17   HSSA Board Meeting

The HSSA Board will meet to discuss future plans and issues of relevance to HSSA members: Monday, June 17, 10am-12pm in Barrows 650. (Lunch will be provided.) Prospective board members are welcome. 

Jun 24   Writing Group Meeting [6/24]

The HSSA Writing Group will meet on Monday, June 24, 11:00am-12:15pm (Location: Barrows 650). A brief presentation of a work-in-progress will be followed by a discussion. Refreshments will be provided. For information on membership, participation, and scheduling, please see the group's webpage or contact co-chair Jo Hsu <johsu@berkeley.edu>

Community Matters

On November 16, 2016 HSSA board members met with John Paulas, Director of Fellowships and Special Projects at the Townsend Center for the Humanities. Other participants included Linda von Hoene, Assistant Dean for Professional Development; Andrew Green, Assistant Director at the Career Center; and Sam Castaneda, Director of the Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs Program. It was agreed, among other things, that the HSSA would set up a Townsend working group focusing on public humanities and social sciences, as well as invite existing working groups to the HSSA monthly socials.

 What does a criminologist do in her free time? Teaching statistics in prison of course! You’re teaching … prison guards? No, I’m teaching inmates. What?! But… isn’t that dangerous? Are their guards with you in the classroom? Do you feel safe? These are often the first questions people ask me when I tell them I’m teaching through the Prison University Project in San Quentin State Prison.