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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. GHA leadership currently includes co-presidents, a treasurer, and a secretary. 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.

The GHA’s main initiative is an academic conference held in the spring every year. The conference is intended to provide an opportunity for graduate students from the department as well as other institutions to share their research. More details on this year’s conference will be forthcoming. In addition to the conference, the GHA hosts a number of social and academic events over the course of the year. Highlights include socializing at happy hour, volunteering at food banks, and preparing for the future at professional development seminars. We are always happy to organize new initiatives and encourage students to propose events.

Check back for events sponsored by the GHA.

Officers for the 2017-18 year are:

Co-Presidents: Sarah Nelson and Anna Young
Vice President: Johnathon Speed
Secretary: Abena Boakyewa-Ansah
Treasurer: Mohammed Allehbi
Social Co-Chairs: Taryn Marashi and Martina Schaefer
Workshop Co-chairs: Marina Walters and Samantha Rogers
VHS Liaison: Brianne Wesolowski

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Find email links for all graduate students here.