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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 focus on writing and editing strategies tailored to the demands of completing thesis projects, all Gallatin M.A. students are welcome. 

Writing Group in the Social SciencesContact Marnie Brady

Writing Group in the Arts and Humanities: Contact Mara de Gennaro


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


MA Writing Retreats

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  (Ph.D, Columbia University) teaches interdisciplinary global theory and critical writing in Gallatin's M.A. Program. Her research specialties are 20th-century transatlantic and Caribbean literatures, comparative modernisms, and postcolonial studies. She is the author of Modernism after Postcolonialism: Toward a Nonterritorial Comparative Literature, published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2020. Her articles have appeared in such journals as Textual PracticeComparative Literature StudiesPaideumadifferences, and The Yale Journal of Criticism, and in numerous book collections, including the ACLA’s most recent decennial report on the state of the discipline, Futures of Comparative Literature (Routledge, 2017).