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Graduate History Association

The Graduate History Association (GHA) represents Vanderbilt’s Department of History graduate student body. All department students automatically receive GHA membership. The GHA’s mandate encompasses liaising between the faculty, graduate students, and the larger Vanderbilt graduate student body; hosting events for graduate students; and assisting in the development of an inclusive departmental community.

One of GHA’s main initiatives is a series of roundtables held throughout the academic year. These academic forums are intended to foster graduate student-faculty mentor relationships at Vanderbilt. Generally, roundtables consist of a discussion of a draft of unpublished research and two or three articles relevant to the subject. These roundtables are small, directed sessions designed to critically workshop a faculty project (book chapter, article, etc.). In addition to the roundtables, GHA hosts a number of social and academic events over the course of the year. Highlights include social mixers, year-end celebrations, professionalization workshops, student-led seminars, comprehensive exam “care packages,” and career development workshops. We are always happy to organize new initiatives and encourage students to propose events.

Check back for events sponsored by the GHA.

Officers for 2023-2024

President: Kieran Coffey
Social Chair: Justin Jones
Academic Events Coordinator:
Union/GSC Liaison: Ling-yi Tsai

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