The Ethnic Studies Department benefits from the observations, ideas, and contributions of its graduate students. To that end, several volunteer positions provide representation from graduate students at faculty meetings, in making decisions about curriculum, new faculty, and admission of future graduate students, and to facilitate social and professional development events for graduate students. The 2016-17 representatives were chosen by vote at the first Town Hall Meeting on October 19, 2016. For the Admissions Committee Representative, a call is sent out separately to the ABD students requesting a volunteer to serve on this committee. If we receive more than one volunteer, the Admissions Committee will choose the representative.
Graduate Representative to Faculty Meetings: Hina Shaikh
Proxy’s: Noelle Sepina, Kimberly George
Graduate Student Association (GSA) Representative: India Pierce, Sophia Armen.
Proxy: Noelle Sepina
Admit Day Committee: Pricila Rodriguez, Katherine Steelman, Melanie West.
Graduate Student Colloquium Committee: Katherine Steelman.
Admissions Committee Representative: Leslie Quintanilla
Faculty Search Committee
Native American/Indigenous Studies Faculty Search
Graduate Student Representatives: Hina Shaikh, Sophia Armen, Kai Small
Community Engagement Committee
Graduate Student Representatives: Camila Gavin, Kimberly George, Banah Ghadbian, Hina Shaikh, Noelle Sepina