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.

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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.