Events in the Humanities Toolkit Series

Upcoming Workshops, Interviews, Panels & Classes


Applying to Graduate Programs in the Humanities

September 14, 2021  |  4:30 p.m.  |  Crookshank Hall, Ena Thompson Reading Room

Pomona College students are invited to a practical roundtable with UCLA graduate advisors dealing with such topics as making the decision to go to graduate school; selecting the right school; the importance of contact potential faculty advisors; crafting a personal statement, statement of purpose, and/or a diversity statement; selecting and polishing a writing sample; approaching letter writers; and funding your graduate education.

With UCLA graduate advisors Leisy Abrego, Chicana/o and Central American Studies; Christopher Mott, English; and Minayo Nasiali, History

Open to the Pomona College campus community. Unfortunately, due to County and College safety guidelines, we are unable to welcome non-Pomona College guests at this event.


Recent Workshops, Interviews, Panels & Classes


Working with Scholarly Publishers
Eric Zinner, assistant director and Editor in Chief, NYU Press
Eric Zinner (editor-in-chief of American and cultural studies, media and communication, and literary studies at NYU Press) joined the Humanities Studio as part of our Humanities Toolkit series of interviews and practical workshops to help humanities scholars carry their work to a wider audience beyond campus. Come! Hear! Refreshments served.
February 27, 2020

The Op-Ed Project
February 28–29, 2020

Writing for Trade Publishers
Elise Capron, agent, The Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
February 20–21, 2020

Master Class with Novelist Nalo Hopkinson
Pomona College students joined novelist Nalo Hopkinson for a master class for aspiring writers. Hopkinson has published a dozen novels and short stories and is the recipient of writing honors including the Octavia Butler Memorial Award for contributions to science fiction. She writes a new DC monthly comic in Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" Universe and is currently at work on an alternate historical fantasy of the Caribbean. 
January 30, 2020

"Taking Scholarship Public: Writing for Magazines & Trade Publishers"
Brian Goldstone, Director of the Media & Journalism Initiative at the Franklin Humanities Institute; reporter and journalist for Harper's Magazine, The New Republic, and Guernica, among other publications
Postponed — watch this space for information about rescheduling

Applying to Graduate Programs in the Humanities
UCLA graduate advisors Charlene Villaseñor Black, Art History; Muriel McClendon, History; and Louise Hornby, English
September 9, 2019