Pop-Up Writing Workshops


Social Science Matrix invites proposals from faculty, graduate students, and UC Berkeley-affiliated researchers for single-session writing workshops for the 2019-2020 academic year. As UC Berkeley’s cross-disciplinary social science incubator, Matrix seeks to both support scholarly generation and promote interdisciplinary conversations. Pop-up Writing Workshops may be formed around any topic or theme. Workshops should focus on one or more in-progress, article-length publications. The work should represent either a new avenue of inquiry for the author(s) or a methodological experiment that could benefit from cross-disciplinary input and collegial criticism. Applicants will be asked to provide a title and abstract for the article, essay, or chapter they want to workshop along with a brief justification that explains why the work would both appeal to and profit from the feedback of a cross-disciplinary readership. Participants in the Pop-up Writing Workshops will be invited to schedule their meeting at Matrix and will receive administrative support in promoting the workshop to an interdisicplinary community and forming a session with another in-progress publication. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Please contact Jessica Stewart, Associate Director, at jsart@berkeley.edu with any questions.