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Graduate Student Association

The Department of Religious Studies Graduate Student Association is an organization whose main goals are to enhance student learning inside and outside the classroom. We aim to create an environment of intellectual growth, peer support and academic success. As a student organization, we also want to create long-lasting friendships through a variety of social events. We host speakers from other departments and schools whose interests coincide with ours. Once a month students present their works-in-progress and receive productive feedback from other students. We also frequently hold professional development lunches where departmental faculty members share their wisdom with our students.

The Department of Religious Studies GSA also offers leadership opportunities for students. Below is a list of our officers and their contact information. Feel free to contact us with any questions!

Religious Studies GSA Board for 2018-2019

Name Position
Joel Harrison President
Courtney Rabada Treasurer
Lily Stewart Secretary
Benjamin Ricciardi Student-Faculty Liaison
Nisheeta Jagtiani GLAC Representative
TBA Professional development
Amanda Gvozden
Media coordinator
TBA Teaching Representative
Marlon Millner, James Hill, Amanda Gvozden, Miranda Smith
Speaker Committee

Past conferences

Post-Conference News

2018; October 19-21

Sovereignty & Strangeness
Graduate Student Conference at Northwestern University


2016; October 7-9

Specters, Hauntings, Presences
Graduate Conference at Northwestern University

2014; October 31-November 2

The Religion and The Natural Elements
Graduate Conference at Northwestern University

2012; October 12-14

Religion and the Trans-
Graduate Conference at Northwestern University

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