Obermann Center Writing & Research Workshop — Summer 2023

Sponsor Deadline: 

Mar 7, 2023


UIowa Obermann Center for Advanced Studies

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UI link https://obermann.uiowa.edu/obermann-center-writing-research-workshop-sum...

The Obermann Center will offer the Obermann Center Writing & Research Workshop June 12 to 16, 2023. Faculty writing about their research across all disciplines and ranks are invited to apply. At this weeklong event, participants will have the opportunity to begin summer by deeply engaging a work-in-progress with the support of individualized feedback, workshops, and time to write in solitude and in community at the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies (111 Church St). Participants will receive a small honorarium of $200.

In every field, researchers turn to writing to convey ideas, solve problems, figure out arguments, disseminate findings, and more. The Obermann Writing & Research Workshop offers a combination of structured and open-ended activities, including evidence-based approaches to deepening arguments, practices to enhance (or rekindle) research focus, and time to write and reflect in an array of settings (indoors and outdoors). In addition, each participant will have the chance to ask for feedback in a workshop setting.

The workshop is co-directed by two faculty members whose scholarship and teaching focus on the craft of research and writing across the disciplines: Naomi Greyser, Associate Professor of American Studies, English, and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa and Aimee Carrillo Rowe, Professor of Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge. Their approach complements researchers’ expertise in their own fields, drawing on over a decade of working closely with academic writers across institutions.