Tag: Grad

Reflecting on Berkeley Connect

Berkeley Connect, a mentoring program connecting graduate-student mentors with small groups of undergraduates, began in the English Department in 2010 with a gift from Peter Chernin (’73). This year will mark the fifth anniversary of the program, which has recently expanded to other departments.

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The Perennial Student

Karen Leibowitz was a graduate student in the department from 2001 to 2008 and returned as a post-doctoral fellow during the 2010-2011 school year. She is now a food writer who has published in The New York Times, Food & Wine, Lucky Peach, and Modern Farmer as well as a partner in restaurants including Mission Chinese Food and Commonwealth in San Francisco and Mission Cantina in New York City.

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In defense of writing for a “popular” audience

Shannon Chamberlain is a seventh year graduate student in the department, specializing in eighteenth-century studies. Her dissertation is about Adam Smith and the rise of the British novel, and this summer, she had the opportunity to turn some of that research into a series of articles for the Atlantic Monthly. This is her account of what it was like to write on academic subjects for a non-academic audience.

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2014 Graduate Student Notes

Each year in the “Faculty Notes” section of the department newsletter, we list the most recent faculty accomplishments. In the same spirit of recognition and congratulation, listed below are only some of the many accomplishments of our graduate students from this past year. They include prizes, fellowships, academic and literary publications and prizes, conferences organized, and conference papers presented.

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On Reading Motherhood

In a new series on the blog, we explore the joys and the tribulations of being both a graduate student and a parent. First in the series is a post by Mia You, who helps run the website a.bradstreet, which publishes pieces on motherhood and poetics.

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