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Going Public: Explaining What We Do and Why It Matters (Humanities & Social Sciences Communication Series)

February 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Why is it important that humanities and social sciences grad students learn to communicate the value of their research?
How are these skills beneficial from a career perspective (whether in academic or non-academic careers)?
Why are these skills important to the evolution of humanities and social sciences discipline(s)?



  • Sandra Bass, Ph.D. (Assistant Dean and Director, Public Service Center)
  • Timothy Hampton (Director of the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities and Aldo Scaglione and Marie M. Burns Distinguished Professor of French and Comparative Literature)
  • Alberto Sanchez Sanchez (PhD student in Architecture, winner of the 2018 Humanities & Social Sciences Grad Slam)
  • Moderated by John Paulas, Director of Fellowships and Special Projects at the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

This event is part of the Humanities and Social Sciences Communication Series, presented by Graduate Division’s Professional Development program, together with the Townsend Center.

This series will bring together panels of Berkeley faculty, graduate students, and staff who excel at engaging broad audiences on humanities and social sciences topics, across a variety of media. Each panel will be followed by a workshop highlighting a campus resource that students can use to hone their communication skills.

We hope that graduate students, faculty, and staff who work in the humanities and social sciences will join us for this exciting new series!


February 16, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


Townsend Center for the Humanities
Graduate Professional Development


Geballe Room
Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities + Google Map