The Graduate Student Caucus (GSC) unites the graduate-student community within ASTR in order to facilitate communication among geographically distant members and share news and information relevant to all graduate students in the theatre community. Through the list-serv and Facebook groups the GSC enables the exchange of ideas between those who share interests, convenient access to research and scholarship resources, and
direct information regarding the work of ASTR including materials to assist graduate students at the annual conference. Additionally, we aim to recruit new scholars to ASTR and help our members take advantage of the opportunities already available to graduate students within the organization. Finally, because it is represented on the ASTR Executive Committee, the Graduate Student Caucus provides a way for emerging scholars to give input into an organization that will be part of careers for years to come.
The Graduate Student Caucus meets annually at the ASTR conference and all current, as well as recent, graduates are encouraged to attend. Please take a moment to join our Facebook Group and connect with fellow grads from around the world to discuss ideas, generate panels, share CFPs, find a conference roommate, and ask questions of the graduate community. Finally, even if a member of the Facebook group, don't forget to subscribe to our list-serv to ensure you receive all GSC news and messages regarding elections, conferences, volunteer opportunities, and awards.
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2018–2019 ASTR Graduate Student Caucus Cabinet
Hala Baki, University of California, Santa Barbara
President, Rep. to the Executive Committee
Joseph D’Ambrosi, Indiana University
Vice President, Rep. to the Committee on Conferences
Ahmed Asi, University of California, Santa Barbara
Vice President, Rep. to the Conference Committee
Lizbett Benge, Arizona State University
Inclusion Officer, Rep. to the Field Conversations Committee
Dennis Sloan, Bowling Green State University
Rep. to the New Paradigms in Graduate Education Committee
Lisa Robinson, St. John’s University
Connect with the GSC
For additional information, or to get involved with the GSC, please contact the GSC Cabinet at graduatestudentcaucus[at]astr.org.