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.
In addition to individual consultations and group workshops, we encourage you to join an informal writing group. These student-centered gatherings provide a space for weekly feedback and brainstorming around specific concerns ranging from thesis methodology to organization, and local problems in writing. Although we will focus on writing and editing strategies tailored to the demands of completing thesis projects, all Gallatin M.A. students are welcome.
Social sciences writing group: Thursdays, 12:30 -1:30 PM, beginning February 4, Room 601. Please email Marnie Brady to join.
Humanities writing group: Tuesdays, 1-2 pm, beginning February 2, Room 620, Please email Mara de Gennaro to join.
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.