Knowledge E | 20th-21st September 2017: Improving Academic Writing Skills for Social Sciences & Humanities (Egyptian Knowledge Bank), Cairo, Egypt

20th-21st September 2017: Improving Academic Writing Skills for Social Sciences & Humanities (Egyptian Knowledge Bank), Cairo, Egypt

Start Date: September 20, 2017

End Date: September 21, 2017

Venue: Cairo, Egypt


This workshop will be tailored for Social Sciences and Humanities academia and aim to increase the learner’s understanding of the skills required for writing an academic article. The workshop will focus on best practices for academic writing in this subject area including bibliographical searching and writing the article itself- deconstructing the article into its component parts and giving clear advice on each part of the paper. This session will also cover selecting the right journal, going through the submission process, writing the cover letter and interaction with the reviewers.



This course is ideal for:

  • Social science and humanities academic researchers, currently writing a research paper
  • Early researchers who wish to better understand academic writing techniques
  • PhD students who aim to begin publishing scholarly papers in the immediate future in the social sciences and humanities



Dr Trude Sundberg
Lecturer in Social Policy
University of Kent, UK

Dr Sundberg completed her PhD at the University of Kent. She possesses a MSc in Comparative Politics (Research) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and aa Mphil in Political Science from the University of Oslo.


She is currently a Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research; and the joint-coordinator of the University of Kent’s Q-Step Centre (a centre aimed to combine innovative teaching and applied social sciences to the benefit students as well as the wider population in Kent.)


She has published multiple articles as well as a section of the book, ‘Handbook of Social Policy Evaluation’ Her research interests focus on cross-national views and the effect of negative attitudes, stereotyping, values and perceptions affecting vulnerable groups. Since her PhD, she has conducted research projects on comparative welfare state attitudes, deservingness, immigration and social research methods.


She is an editorial board member of the Radical Statistics Group Journal and the Social Policy & Society journal (sponsored by the UK Social Policy Association and published by Cambridge University Press). She also is a member of the Social Policy Association UK and the International Political Science Association.