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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 2021-2022

  • Co-presidents: Sam Turley, Maya Krause (Fall), James Zimmer-Dauphine (Spring)
  • Treasurer: James Zimmer-Dauphine
  • Secretary: Katie McCormack
  • Co-social chairs: Juan Lopez Juarez, Sylvia Cheever, and Maya Krause
  • List-server manager: Miguel Cuj
  • GPC liaison: Sam Turley
  • Prospective student representative: Taiye Winful and Sam Turley 
  • Union representative: Alex Korsunsky and Maya Krause
  • Speakers/brown bag committee: Sylvia Cheever and Barbara Navaza
  • Spanish Table: Miguel Cuj