Life Writing Graduate Student and New Scholar Network

Who We Are

We are graduate students and new scholars interested in life writing practice and scholarship. Our network is dedicated to facilitating intercollegiate and international discourse and collaboration through three primary strategies:

Original Content: our Public Dialogues interview series, Writing Back scholarly review series, and members’ blog, Conversations, address key life writing questions and practices, fostering a dynamic platform for connecting otherwise disparate communities and projects. 
Collegiate Events: The SNS Network organizes parallel, cross-chapter roundtables, workshops, and social activities at IABA regional and world conferences. 
Social Media: Our website, Facebook page, and Twitter account share conference and event information as well as publication, job, and community project announcements. 

Our hope is that the network will serve to make life writing practice and scholarship accessible to (post)graduate students and new scholars from a variety of disciplines, and establish a growing, diverse community of interlocutors. 
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Say Hello

SNS Network Contacts

Emma Maguire, Flinders University

Canada and the Americas:  
Orly Lael Netzer, University of Alberta

USA and the Americas: 
Maria Faini, UC Berkeley
Alex Winder, NYU
Valerie O’Brien, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Olga Michael, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus
Sophia Brown, University of Kent, U.K.
Seraphima Kennedy, University of London
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 Our Partners

The International Association for 
Biography and Autobiography 
IABA Americas
IABA Europe
IABA Asia Pacific
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