Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession

Function: Working through June 2018, will consider a range of curricular, intellectual, and professional issues that affect graduate students in language and literature; will consider publication and other projects that will assist graduate students while they pursue their education, gain experience as teachers, seek employment, and make a transition to the workplace; will bring issues that concern graduate students to the attention of the staff, the Executive Council, and other MLA committees. 

Staff liaisons: Dennis Looney and Douglas Steward (

Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, 2013–17
Barbra Chin, 2016–19
Lisa Chinn, 2015–18; 2016–18 (Coch.)
Caroline Egan, 2014–17; 2015–17 (Coch.)
Meredith Farmer, 2016–19
Fatma Tarlaci, 2015–18
Niko Tracksdorf, 2016–19
Christine Yao, 2015–18

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