The Graduate Student Caucus is an affiliate group of the Modern Language Association. The major function of the caucus is to advocate on behalf of graduate students in modern langauges at the annual meeting of the MLA. We seek to raise awareness about current issues that graduate students face and hope to contribute to any of the decisions that are made on our behlaf. On a more practical level, we want to help students stay informed about the various facets of academia.
I invite members of this group who might be interested in exploring careers beyond university teaching to explore our new site for the Connected Academics initiative. Content—interviews, advice, resources—will updated regularly, but please let us know if there’s anything you’d like to see up there.
Carrie Johnston started the topic CFP: MLA 2016 "The Lore and Lure of the Academic Job Market" in the discussion Graduate Student Caucus on MLA Commons 6 years, 6 months ago
Please consider submitting a proposal for the following special session at the 2016 MLA Convention in Austin, TX. We are especially interested in proposals from graduate students preparing for the job market, or currently on the job market.
The Lore and Lure of the Academic Job Market
Special Session: MLA 2016
This roundtable will consider…[Read more]
How is the relationship between graduate students and adjuncts on your campus? How can we show support for adjuncts and other non-tenured/tenure-track colleagues?
If you don’t believe collective bargaining is the solution for adjuncts and graduate students, what are your thoughts on other possible solutions?
thank you very much for posting this. We will certainly make sure to spread the word. The premise of the journal aligns well with the mission of the caucus and we would be happy to direct our members your way.
Several faculty and graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have recently launched Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics. This digital project, which is supported by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at UNC, features weekly blog posts about culture and politics f…[Read more]
Graduate students in the modern languages can sign up for a free membership in the Graduate Student Caucus. Please follow the link and fill out the form on our […]