Gallatin graduate writing specialists provide writing support and ongoing programming for Gallatin MA 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.
Students who are interested in meeting with the writing specialists should arrange an appointment by emailing the writing specialists above.
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 Mara de Gennaro (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.
If you'd like to join, please send a brief email stating your name, year/semester in the program, and status of your work.
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).
Mara de Gennaro received her Ph.D. in English from Columbia University, and is currently an ICLS Visiting Scholar at Columbia’s interdisciplinary Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. Her primary research interests are 20th- and 21st-century literatures in English and French; transnational modernism; Caribbean literatures; diasporic literatures; postcolonial theory; the visual arts; ethnography; and animal studies. She comes to Gallatin having taught a range of graduate and undergraduate courses at Columbia, Duke, and Bucknell on topics such as the global English novel, magical realism, comparative modernisms, Caribbean literatures, African fiction, Virginia Woolf, trauma in contemporary world fiction, and negritude. Her articles have appeared in Comparative Literature Studies, Textual Practice, Paideuma, differences, The Yale Journal of Criticism, and several essay collections including, most recently, the ACLA State of the Discipline Report. She is completing a book entitled Modernism after Postcolonialism.