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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.

March 31, Sarratt-Rand 216/220, 9:00 am – 5 pm, 7th Annual Graduate History Association Conference. 12:30 - 2:00 pm Lunch and Keynote address by Dr. Sarah Igo, Vanderbilt University, “From Public to Private: An Intimate History of the Social Security Number.” Link to the full schedule here. Link to poster here.

If you would like to learn more about the GHA, you can email the Co-Presidents: Jessica Lowe and/or Kyle Romero. The other officers for the 2016-17 year are:

Jonathan Dusenbury - Vice President
Sarah Cook - Secretary
Mohammed Allehbi - Treasurer
Sarah Nelson and Abena Boakyewa-Ansah - Social Co-Chairs
Patrick Anthony, Esther Brot and Anna Young - Academic/Career Events Co-Chairs
Mario Rewers - VHS Liaison

Find email links for all graduate students here.