Inequality Working Group at FSU
The purpose of the Inequality Working Group is to help graduate students and faculty improve their research and writing. Members will bring in working drafts of their papers and ask the group for feedback and advice. The aim of the feedback is to help each member improve, complete, and publish her/his work. The work that comes through the group will generally be academically oriented, and address some aspect of inequality broadly defined. Disciplinary and sub-disciplinary diversity is welcome.
Each paper will be distributed to all group members approximately two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting. Papers should be a reasonable length. Also, it is best if the member “presenting” the paper can provide, with the paper, a brief memo that describes the paper and what s/he wants to get out of the session. The memo, in short, tells the group what sorts of comments would be most helpful.
At each meeting, the presenter will take a few minutes to introduce the work, but this will not be a formal presentation. The point will be to initiate discussion among group members. Since all members will have read the paper beforehand, discussion will proceed in an informal way, with people offering comments on the paper, relevant literature, publication outlets, and so forth. One paper will be presented at each session and the session will last between 45 and 60 minutes.
If you have a paper that you would like to submit for peer-review and feedback, please contact Deana Rohlinger at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a session.