Research Workshop Coordinators

Strengthen Your Moderating Skills

The Gender Studies Program sponsors approximately ten Graduate Research Workshops each year. Two Gender Studies graduate students serve as our Graduate Research Workshop Coordinators for a one-year term.

This position allows students to develop an aptitude for organizing academic events, introducing speakers, asking poignant questions, and moderating discussions. Serving as a Workshop Coordinator also offers students the opportunity to expand their professional reach beyond their home departments by networking with students and faculty across campus.

At least one of the Workshop Coordinators must be present at every workshop. Coordinators must be detailed oriented as well as able to work independently and collaboratively.  Coordinators are responsible for soliciting presenters, obtaining presenter papers and poster materials, distributing papers to graduate students, and moderating a seminar-style discussion at each workshop. Coordinators work with the Gender Studies Program Coordinator to meet deadlines for papers and publicity, to order refreshments, and to maintain the workshop budget. 

Apply to be a Workshop Coordinator

Every spring, a call for Research Workshop Coordinators is circulated among current Gender Studies graduate minor students. To apply, interested students should email Applicants meet individually with the Program Coordinator to discuss their availability to attend and moderate the scheduled workshops. Applicants must be in good standing with the Program. In consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies, the Program Coordinator selects the two finalists. 

2020-2021 Workshop Coordinators

Heidi Arndt (PhD English)

Hades Chavanne (PhD English)