Programs and Centers
The School of Social Sciences hosts a number of Centers. The Sociology Department currently houses The Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide. The Sociology Department is also home to the Faculty Writing Program.
The Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
The Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide is a non-profit academic institute housed in the Department of Sociology at Sonoma State University. The Center was formally constituted in February 1987 for the purpose of providing education about the origins, nature and consequences of the Holocaust. In recent years, the Center has broadened and expanded its focus to include the study of issues surrounding other historical and modern genocides. The primary activities of the Center have been weekly, public Holocaust Lectures throughout the Spring Semester each year; the development of Holocaust resource materials (publications, videotapes, etc.) for campus, school, and public use; and cooperative efforts with a community-based group, the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust, to provide Holocaust education in the SSU service area schools. The Center promotes research on Holocaust themes and has also sponsored conferences, teacher training workshops, film series and author presentations. In collaboration with the Schulz Information Center, other regional libraries and the Holocaust Library in San Francisco, it endeavors to maintain and enhance the SSU Holocaust collection.
Faculty Writing Program
The Faculty Writing Program provides a supportive environment for faculty members to receive help with ongoing writing projects.
- Receive help with scholarly writing in a congenial interdisciplinary seminar.
- Learn about fascinating research, innovative teaching, and interdisciplinary connections.
- Review grant proposals, essays, conference papers, chapters, journal manuscripts.
- Revise and resubmit manuscripts, rejected manuscripts, book proposals, keynote and plenary addresses.
The program consists of ongoing seminars that meet every other week to discuss members' scholarly writings in progress. Participants may bring material to the program at any stage of its development. Each member has an opportunity to present a draft of a writing project that other seminar members read, review, and then discuss in an engaging seminar. The seminar experience is collegial and non-competitive and provides a safe environment to explore ideas and to receive thoughtful feedback on early work.
The program director writes detailed comments about each paper, gives editorial and publishing advice, and offers strategies for conducting research and completing scholarly writing projects. We learn about fascinating research, innovative teaching, and interdisciplinary connections. We review grant proposals, essays, conference papers, chapters, journal manuscripts, revise and resubmit manuscripts, rejected manuscripts, book proposals, keynote and plenary addresses. At the request of members, the program offers occasional special seminars on topics concerning scholarly writing, research, and publishing.
New tenure-track faculty members receive first priority, but all faculty members are welcome to participate. Participants may also join a seminar group that has already begun.
Contact Professor Kathy Charmaz, email@example.com about openings.