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Graduate Students Association

Welcome to the UCLA History Graduate Students Association

Three words summarize our platform for the 2014-2015 academic year: community, advocacy, and mentorship. We seek to strengthen the bonds between UCLA’s History graduate students across fields and areas of academic emphasis by initiating programs and activities that build upon the strong community established by our HGSA predecessors. We also seek to enhance HGSA’s function as an advocate for graduate students. As the representative of all UCLA’s History graduate students, HGSA plays an important role in shaping the future of the department. Our advocacy efforts will be focused on ensuring that graduate students have a voice in decisions that affect the short- and long-term future of the History Department. Finally, we seek to establish mentorship programs that connect students at all stages of the degree process. This will help facilitate new students’ transition into graduate school, maintain connections between graduate students in the advanced stages of their dissertation, improve graduate student retention rates, and, ultimately, help build the kind of supportive community we seek to foster through HGSA.

Community:
Goal: To strengthen ties between UCLA History graduate students across fields and areas of scholarly interest.

Accomplishments:
Communication
– HGSA has improved wireless connection speed in all the TA offices in Bunche Hall.

Advocacy:
Goal: To increase HGSA’s activity as a graduate student advocate, both within the History department and across the broader University community.

Mentorship:
Goal: To create bonds between the department’s more advanced graduate students and newer students that will serve as a supportive mentorship community to help new students through the first two years of graduate school.

Contact information: hgsa@history.ucla.edu

HGSA Officers: 2014-2015

President: John Leisure
Vice President: Elle Harvell
Treasurer: Preston McBride

Standing Committees:

Academic and Faculty Committee:
Intellectual Life Committee:

Foreign Students Committee:

Department Committee Representatives:

Admissions:
Academic Affairs:
Awards:
Bylaws:
General Meeting:

Field Representatives:

Africa:
Ancient: Mik Larsen
China:
Europe: Nathan Wagner
Japan:
Jewish: Anat Moreville
Latin America:
Medieval:
Middle East:
Religion:
Science: Scottie Buehler
South/Southeast Asia:
United States: Max Flomen
World: