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The Vanderbilt Anthropology Graduate Student Association (VAGSA) was formed to represent the interests of graduate students at Vanderbilt and to promote our educational growth. We hold periodic meetings and social events and also sponsor events for Vanderbilt professors and graduate students to present their research. We hold elections every academic year and hour representatives participate as liaisons between graduate students, and faculty, administration, graduate students council, Nashville community, etc.

VAGSA positions 2020-2021

  • Co-presidents: Kathryn Peters and Eugenia Zavaleta
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary: Maya Krause
  • Co-social chairs: Keitlyn and James
  • List-server manager: Nathan Frish
  • GPC liaison: Phyllis Johnson
  • Prospective student representative: Taiye Winful and Sam Turley 
  • Union representative: Maya Krause
  • Brown bag coordinator: Barbara Navaza
  • Speakers committee: Sylvia Cheever