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Writing Support for Graduate Students

Writing support for Gallatin graduate students

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.

Individual consultations for Gallatin MA students

Contact the Gallatin MA Writing Specialists to plan your semester’s writing projects, generate ideas, organize next steps, and receive feedback on early or completed drafts. Schedule an individual consultation with Marnie Brady or Mara de Gennaro using the hyperlinks below, or via email.

Gallatin MA Student Writing Groups

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 MA students are welcome.


Every semester Gallatin writing specialists offer a series of writing workshops. 
Check out their calendar here for more details


Writing Retreats

MA Writing Retreats for 2022 (on Zoom)

Jan 4-7 , 2022. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

March 14-18, 2022. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (Spring Break)

May 23-27, 2022. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

For more detailed information visit this page.

Gallatin Graduate Writing Specialists

Marnie Brady received her Ph.D. in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her current research examines 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, and Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning, and in the volumes New Labor in New York, and Revolting New York (2017). Marnie is a Mellon Writing Mentor Fellow at the Macaulay Honors College where she also works in digital teaching and learning. 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, and an M.Phil. in Sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center.


Mara de Gennaro received her Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Her primary research interests are 20th- and 21st-century transatlantic, Caribbean, and world literatures, modernism, postcolonialism, diaspora, and feminism. Her book, Modernism after Postcolonialism, is forthcoming in 2020 from Johns Hopkins University Press in the Hopkins Studies in Modernism series. Her current projects include co-editing, with Joan Wallach Scott, an essay collection that brings new work in Francophone feminist theory to an Anglophone readership, and a translation and critical edition of French Caribbean political essays on migrancy and state borders in the era of globalization. Her articles have appeared in Textual Practice, Comparative Literature Studies, Paideuma, differences, The Yale Journal of Criticism, and various essay collections including Futures of Comparative Literature (Routledge).