Developing a Writing Rhythm Now and Post-Pandemic

June 17 2020

From 9:00 am until 10:00 am

If it was hard to find time for scholarly writing before COVID-19, it may seem even more challenging now. This session is geared to faculty in the humanities and social sciences, but may be of broader interest. Join us for some proven ideas to stay engaged with your scholarly work and make progress on writing projects now and going forward.


Bradley Hays is Associate Professor and Chair of the Political Science department at Union College.  His research focuses on American political and constitutional development, law and courts, and he dabbles in law and popular culture.  His book, States in American Constitutionalism: Interpretation, Authority, and Politics, was published by Routledge in 2019.  His articles have appeared in leading political science and law journals.  His public scholarship has appeared in a variety of outlets, including the Washington Post and on Northeast Public Radio.  He is more productive when the Red Sox are either not playing or losing and is happy to talk at length about the joy of writing with a really great (but inexpensive) pen.

Evelyn Jennings is the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professor and Margaret Vilas Chair of Latin American History at St. Lawrence University. Her scholarly work focuses on Spanish colonialism and African enslavement in Cuba. She has published journal articles on forced labor in colonial Cuba and the Iberian Atlantic world and essays on the historiography of slavery studies and Atlantic World history. She co-edited and contributed an essay to the collection Building the Atlantic Empires: Unfree Labor and Imperial States in the Political Economy of Global Capitalism, ca. 1500-1914 (2015) with John Donoghue. Her monograph, Constructing the Spanish Empire in Havana: State Slavery in Defense and Development, 1762-1835 is forthcoming from Louisiana State University Press in Fall 2020. During eight years of twelve-month administrative appointments that included teaching, she had to get creative about how to maintain a scholarly agenda and get writing done and is looking forward to sharing ideas.