April 5 & 7 GSA Job Market Workshops

Dear A&H Graduate Students:

If you are planning to pursue an academic career and “go on the job market” next academic year (2017-2018), or you are planning to at some future time and are curious about what you can do now to better prepare yourself for the future, we invite you to participate in the first in a series of meetings about the process of seeking a position.

At our spring meeting on Wed April 5 and/or Friday April 7 at 1pm in 4.122, we will discuss:
*The job search timeline: what materials to prepare when
*Sample materials, including cover letters and CVs
*Creating a summer plan
*Surviving the emotional rollercoaster

We are offering two different time slots for your convenience. Light refreshments will be provided. Please join us at one of them!

Here are a few links to help demystify the job search process:




Thank you,
Dr. Shilyh Warren
Poe Johnson
and the GSA

GSA Elections for Senate

To all A&H Graduate Students,

Voting is now open for the GSA senate.  Your candidates are:

  1. Tracey Berry
  2. Elizabeth Ranieri
  3. Allene Nichols
  4. Suzanne McIntosh
  5. Teri Campbell
  6. Adam Cheney
  7. Amal Shafek
  8. Merry Jett
  9. Poe Johnson
  10. Madhavi Biswas
  11. M. Lance Lusk

Write-in candidates are also an option.

Follow this Link to submit your vote!


Voting closes on Sunday the 26th 11:59pm

The GSA Board

GSA meeting TODAY

GSA Members
(note that all A&H graduate students are automatically members of the GSA),

Today, January 27th at 5:30pm, the GSA will hold its first general meeting of the spring semester.
The Meeting will be held at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop (561 West Campbell Road Richardson, TX 75080).

Please join us for food and camaraderie. We will also discuss our upcoming Graduate Symposium: RAW 2015.


The GSA Board


GSA General Meeting November 11 at 5 pm

Please send questions directly to the GSA – contact information and more here http://www.utdallas.edu/ah/programs/graduate/gsa.html


A & H Grad Students,

Tomorrow we will have our 3rd general meeting of the GSA for the Fall 2014 semester. We would like to invite you to attend and to help us in our preparation for the upcoming graduate student symposium, RAW 2015.

We will meet in the Graduate Student Commons 3.930 ( http://www.utdallas.edu/locator/JO_3.930 )

November 11th 2014 at 5pm

The GSA Board

CFP RAW, March 6-7, 2015

University of Texas at Dallas
Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association March 6th and 7th, 2015

Keynote: Sophia Roosth, Assistant Professor in the History of Science at Harvard University
Theme: Public Scholarship

Submission Deadline: December 6th, 2014
Email submissions to: utd.gsa@gmail.com

The Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association of the University of Texas at Dallas will hold its seventh annual RAW: Research, Art, Writing Graduate Symposium on March 6th and 7th at the UT Dallas campus in Richardson, TX. Organized by and for graduate students, RAW’s goal is to continue to expand the scope of the humanities to all those interested.

In its seventh year, the RAW Symposium continues to promote the humanities as a shared space for thinkers of all disciplines. Accordingly, the theme for this year’s RAW is public scholarship. Public scholarship strives to advance intellectual and creative pursuits beyond the academy and the gallery, into public spaces and conversations. Exemplary public scholarship includes the work of thinkers like Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Gore Vidal, Melissa Harris Perry, Carl Sagan, Camille Paglia, Edward Said, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

RAW welcomes papers, presentations, works of art, and performances from every discipline as long as they reflect the fundamental concerns of the humanities. We are interested in works ranging from the examination of German Romanticism through a social-sciences lens to the exploration of Star Trek from the perspective of theoretical physics.

Interested participants may submit 200-word abstracts for 15-minute individual presentations of papers from across the academic spectrum: art, biology, film, physics, photography, computer sciences, sculpture, environmental sciences, games, etc., as well as submissions of full panels that may include three to four individual presentations. There are no limitations on field, genre, or methodology, as long as the presentation is inclusive and demystifying and holds the humanities close to its metaphorical heart.

Submissions may include, but are not limited to:

  • excerpt of an M.A. paper or thesis
  • excerpt of a seminar paper
  • excerpt from a dissertation
  • animation, video, or film projects
  • excerpt from a novel, play or short story • M.F.A. final project • selection of poetry • dance or other performance piece • art work (paintings, ceramics, drawings, etc.) • games

Proposals are due by December 6, 2014. All proposals must include the following:

  • A complete mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, field, and affiliation of participant • An abstract of no more than 200 words for the proposed presentation that includes 3 to 5 keywords • For creative pieces: please also include medium, space requirements for the work/presentation, Panel proposals must include the above information for each participant.

Send submissions and questions to utd.gsa@gmail.com Registration information will follow. For additional information see www.utdgsa.com.

GSA General Meeting October 14th 2014 at 5pm

A & H Grad Students,

Tomorrow we will have our 2nd general meeting of the GSA for the Fall 2014 semester. We would like to invite you to attend to discuss our upcoming graduate student symposium, RAW 2015.

We will meet in the Graduate Student Commons 3.930 (http://www.utdallas.edu/locator/JO_3.930)
October 14th 2014 at 5pm


The GSA Board – Jake, Poe, Teri, Jessica & Elizabeth


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/utdgsa
Twitter: http://twitter.com/utdgsa
Email: utd.gsa@gmail.com

Please contact the GSA directly for more information

GSA Elections for 2014-15

A message from GSA president Elizabeth Ranieri:

Hello UTD graduate students!

It is time to elect new UTD GSA officers for the 2014-2015 school year. Serving as a GSA officer is an excellent opportunity to meet other students (and faculty members). I am including brief descriptions of the officer positions:

Responsibilities include: calling and running meetings (both general GSA and executive board); creating semester calendar; setting and creating agendas for meetings; attending department meetings; collecting and communicating relevant information to GSA advisor, A&H Graduate Advisor and A&H Coordinator of Special Programs; co-chair of RAW committee.

Responsibilities include: co-chair of RAW committee; managing structure of GSA (bylaws; funding; organization); attending meetings in place of President when President is unavailable.

Responsibilities include: managing website/facebook/twitter accounts; writing and organizing minutes from GSA and executive board meetings.

Responsibilities include: organizing social events; working with alumni; acting as liaison for graduate students who are unable to attend meetings; managing yearly elections.

If you are interested in running for any of these positions, please send your platform to utd.gsa@gmail.com by April 12th.

On April 19th there will be a GSA meeting where the candidates can present their platforms and answer questions.

The election will be held on April 21st.
Stay tuned for more information!

Please direct all questions and platforms to utd.gsa@gmail.com.

Thank you all for a wonderful year!
Elizabeth Ranieri
GSA President

RAW 2014 Schedule

Poster in PDF format: RAW_2014

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium
Richardson, Texas
March 21-22, 2014

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Mary Larson of OSU
Doris Neustadt Professor of Library Service and
the Head of the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at Oklahoma State University

Keynote Address:
“Framing a New Approach to the Academic Life:
Digital Humanities and the Six Ages of Scholarship”

Friday, March 21:
Roundtable Discussion: “The Changing Face of the Humanities”
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – ATC Lobby
Opening Reception 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – ATC Lobby

Saturday, March 22:
Breakfast/Registration 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM – ATC Lobby
Opening Remarks 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM – ATC Lobby
Session One 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Session Two 10:10 AM – 11:10 AM
Session Three 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM
Lunch 12:20 PM – 2:00 PM – ATC 2nd Floor Lobby
Keynote Address, Dr. Mary Larson 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – ATC Lobby
Session Four 3:10 PM – 4:10 PM
Session Five 4:20 PM – 5:20 PM
Session Six 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
Closing Remarks 7:00 PM – 7:15 PM – ATC Lobby
After Party (TBD)

FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/utdgsa
EMAIL utd.gsa@gmail.com

GSA meeting January 22, 4 pm at Fox and Hound

GSA: Graduate Student Association

Happy new year!

The GSA (Graduate Student Association) will meet for the first time this semester on Wednesday, the 22nd to discuss the semester’s upcoming events — specifically the RAW symposium.

Who: All A&H grad students and professors
Where: The Fox and Hound (at Campbell and 75)
When: Wednesday, the 22nd at 4pm
What: General meeting/get together

Thank you!

Elizabeth Ranieri
GSA President