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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.

Please see the schedule of Spring 2014 Writing Workshops.


Both writing specialists are willing to meet with students in all fields, but students who are working in the social sciences may want to contact Marnie Brady, and students working in the arts and the humanities may want to contact Rebekah Rutkoff (please see the bios of the writing specialists below for more information).

Students who are interested in meeting with the writing specialists should arrange an appointment using Google appointment slots at least 24 hours in advance (see links in chart below). If a student is not available to meet during the scheduled office hours, the writing specialists may be able to arrange an alternate meeting time.  If you need to cancel your appointment, please do so at least 24 hours in advance.

Writing Specialist Availability Fall 2013

Marnie Brady    Rebekah Rutkoff
Spring 2014 Availability TBA
Spring 2014 Availability TBA
Gallatin Writing Center (room 423) Gallatin Writing Center (room 423)
Marnie Brady appointment slots Rebekah Rutkoff appointment slots

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 Rebekah Rutkoff (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 Spring 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

Humanities Spring 2014 meeting time TBA
Contact Rebekah Rutkoff
Social Sciences Spring 2014 meeting time TBA
Contact Marnie Brady

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).

Rebekah Rutkoff recently completed her dissertation on the avant-garde filmmaker Robert Beavers and American philosophy in the PhD Program in English at the CUNY Graduate Center. She has taught writing, film/media, and American Studies at Queens College, City College, New York City College of Technology and Baruch College. She is currently a senior fellow at the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute at Baruch College. Her writing has appeared in Framework, Fence, World Picture, Moving Image Source, publications of the Austrian Film Museum, the Austrian Wittgenstein Society, Pacific Film Archive, and others. She's currently finishing a book of essays entitled The Irresponsible Magician.

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