The Fellowships & Writing Center (FWC) helps GSAS students heighten the impact of their research. We offer fellowships advising for internal and external awards, individual consultations to review pieces of writing, dedicated writing space, workshops on various aspects of writing, feedback on oral presentations, and other programming to all GSAS students in any discipline. We work with students at all stages of their careers who seek to improve their academic papers, dissertations, and presentations by fostering and refining their written and oral communication skills.
In the Spotlight
NSF GRFP Information Session
July 14, 2021, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
July 22, 2021, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Are you a STEM student seeking multi-year funding for your research? If you are a US citizen or permanent resident who has completed one year or less of your graduate program and meet all of the eligibility requirements, then you might consider applying for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). To learn more, join us for one of our NSF GRFP workshops, during which we will hear from past applicants and discuss such requirements as the research statement and personal statement. We will be holding two identical sessions: on July 14 at 4:00 p.m. ET, and on July 22 at 12:00 p.m. ET.
Jeannette Miller is the executive director of the FWC. Miller received her PhD in French and Francophone Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, specializing in post-imperial Algerian migration to France. A former Fulbright grantee and NEH summer scholar, her work has been published in French Politics, Culture & Society. She has taught classes on French language and culture, history, and writing at Penn State, Goucher College, the Institute for American Universities in France, and Johns Hopkins University. For nearly a decade, she has been a fellowships advisor mentoring students as they produce their most compelling applications for a variety of nationally-competitive awards. She relishes the opportunity to work with Harvard students on their writing at all stages of their PhD training, and on their oral communication skills, believing that all students have the capacity to grow their self-expression skills with assiduous support.
Christopher Brown received his PhD from the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, specializing in medieval and Renaissance Italian Studies. His research focuses on 14th-century poetry and time-consciousness, among other topics, and has been published by such leading journals as Renaissance Quarterly. Prior to joining the FWC, Brown taught Italian language and literature at Harvard, Holy Cross, and elsewhere, and, since his doctoral years, has been actively involved in promoting graduate student wellbeing—serving, for example, as the coordinating fellow of Dudley House (now the GSAS Student Center). In addition, Brown has worked as an English teacher and a journalist, and he believes that all forms of writing have the capacity to be beautiful.
Katie Callam received her PhD in music (historical musicology) from the Harvard University Department of Music with a secondary field in American studies. Her research focuses on curating and public music history in the United States during the early 20th century. Dedicated to collaborative work in the humanities, Callam has co-researched and co-written an article published in American Music, among other projects. She is a recipient of the Society for American Music’s Mark Tucker Prize and a Harvard Library Pforzheimer Fellowship. Callam views the writing process as an endlessly fascinating puzzle of arranging words and organizing ideas, and she enjoys helping other writers work toward prose that is clear and convincing.
Armin Fardis received his PhD from the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard, specializing in comparative social histories of anticolonialism. His current research examines enduring patterns of Black and Indigenous anticolonial rebellion in the American West. With over a decade of experience teaching at a wide range of higher education institutions, from Harvard University to UC Santa Cruz to the Prison University Project at San Quentin State Penitentiary, Fardis brings a deep passion for collective and cooperative learning to his role as a postdoctoral fellow at the Fellowships & Writing Center.
Sam Klug received his PhD from the Department of History at Harvard University in 2020, specializing in 20th century US and African American history. His research explores how global decolonization reshaped American political debate on issues of race and political economy. His research has been published in the Journal of the History of International Law and several edited volumes, and his public writing has appeared in the Boston Review, Dissent, and Public Books. Klug has taught courses in history, American studies and African American studies at Brandeis, George Mason, and George Washington and in the Core Curriculum at Columbia. He believes that through writing we can figure out not only what we want to say, but, more fundamentally, what we really think.
Anna White-Nockleby received her PhD in romance languages and literatures at Harvard University, specializing in Latin American literature and cultural studies. Her research focuses on performance and visual media during periods of financial and political crisis, with particular emphasis on contemporary theater in Argentina. Her articles, reviews and essays have been published in Revista Hispánica Moderna, Journal of Visual Culture, and Modern Drama, among other venues, and she has translated scholarly and literary works from Spanish to English. White-Nockleby is a passionate educator, having taught numerous courses in Spanish language, literature, and cultural studies at Harvard, and is delighted to join the FWC to advise graduate students on all aspects of their writing. She has also experienced firsthand how both mindfulness strategies and inclusive communities can help sustain the writing process, and is eager to foster these types of supports for writers.
Janet York received her PhD from the Department of English at Harvard University, specializing in institutions of world literature and in contemporary US and Asian American literature. She has taught at Harvard College and Tufts ExCollege and has led workshops in non-university settings, drawing on her experiences in literary studies, communications, and qualitative research. Her work has been published in The Journal of Transnational American Studies. She is particularly interested in helping graduate students to reflect on their writing process and to communicate across different forms and genres of writing.