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Writing Support for Graduate Students

Gallatin graduate writing specialists provide writing support and ongoing programming for Gallatin M.A. students. The writing specialists are available for individual consultations and they also organize workshops and writing groups. Students at all stages of the program are encouraged to take advantage of this resource.

Spring 2015 Writing Workshops Schedule is here.

Please contact our current specialists Marnie Brady or Laurie Woddard for more information.  

Students who are interested in meeting with the writing specialists should arrange an appointment by emailing the writing specialists above.

Writing Groups: A Call for Participants

Interested in working with a supportive group of fellow graduate student writers for weekly feedback, brainstorming and guidance? Gallatin has launched two informal writing groups for Gallatin M.A. students--one focused on the social sciences and the other on the humanities. Led by Graduate Writing Specialists Marnie Brady (social sciences) and TBA (humanities), the groups are designed for students approaching or in the midst of thesis work. Each week we'll take a close look at excerpts from student writing, generate structured feedback, and discuss strategies for ongoing and productive writing practices.

Meeting times for fall 2014 will be posted soon.

If you'd like to join, please send a brief email stating your name, year/semester in the program, and status of your work.


Gallatin M.A. Writing Groups

Social Sciences

Wednesdays, 12:30 PM  - 1:30 PM
Room 620

Beginning February 25.


Mondays, 6:30 PM- 7:30 PM
Room 423

Beginning February 23.

Gallatin Graduate Writing Specialists

Marnie Brady is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center, writing a dissertation on the contemporary relationship between labor and housing in the case of private equity investments. Her essays and case studies, which center on urban politics and social movements, have been published in Progressive Planning, Poverty & Race, and Formations: The Graduate Center Journal of Social Science Research. She is currently co-editing a special issue of Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning. Marnie has taught writing intensive courses in sociology at Hunter College, and recently served as a Writing Fellow in the Writing Across the Curriculum program at Brooklyn College. Marnie’s research and teaching interests developed through her more than ten years of work in public policy and community organizing. She holds a B.A. in International Studies from American University (1997), and an M.Phil. in Sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center (2012).

Laurie Woodard began her professional life as a dancer with the Dance Theater of Harlem. She completed her BA in History at Columbia University and her Ph. D in History and African American Studies at Yale University. Her teaching interests include identity formation and representation, cultural studies, gender studies, and African American history, literature, and culture. She has taught writing intensive classes at Columbia University, Pratt Institute, The New School, Wesleyan University, and Yale University. This fall she will be teaching the Transfer Student Research Seminar: Identity and the History and Memory in the Early Modern Atlantic World Interdisciplinary Seminar and serving as a Graduate Writing Specialist. Her research focuses upon the intersection between the cultural and political realms and employs interdisciplinary methodologies, drawing from history, performance studies, critical race theory, and women and gender studies. She was the recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities Schomburg Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship (2008) and the Sylvia Arden Boone Prize (2007). She is currently completing a manuscript on the life and work of performing artist and civil rights activist Fredi Washington.

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