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PhD+ Workshop – VOCES Drafting Stages with Melissa Johnson

March 30, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm  |  Zoom


Drafting Stages is a series of intimate conversations with speakers working inside and outside of academia and at different points in their careers about writing as an evolving and non-linear process. Focusing on conditions, inspirations, and methods, each speaker will offer personal insight into their processes and the messiness and vulnerabilities of drafting stages.

The invited speaker for this session is Melissa Johnson, Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies and chair of the Race and Ethnicity Studies program at Southwestern University, a small liberal arts college near Austin, Texas. Her research and writing are primarily focused on Belize’s rural Afro-Caribbean communities and the inter-relationship between ecologies, economies, and racial formations, both historically and in the present day in these communities. Along with her book, Becoming Creole: Race and Nature in Belize (Rutgers 2018), she has numerous articles in a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary journals, and several scholarly projects underway, including work on the racial history of Southwestern University.


The conversation will be facilitated by Dr. Gina Athena Ulysse, Professor in the Feminist Studies Department at UCSC. This event is presented by GANAS Graduate Pathways and VOCES and is co-sponsored by The Humanities Institute.


About the PhD+ Workshop Series

Join us for the seventh year of PhD+ Workshops, hosted by The Humanities Institute. We meet monthly to discuss possible career paths for PhDs, internship possibilities, grant/fellowships, work/life balance, elements of style, online identity issues, and much, much more.


March 30, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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