What does it mean to be a member of the Graduate Caucus for NCSA?

Graduate caucus members are graduate students who are committed to engaging with the work of NCSA beyond presenting conference papers. This can take many forms:

  • Helping to organize and facilitate the Scholars in Progress Seminar Series
  • Helping to plan and organize events at NCSA conferences, ranging from social gatherings to formal roundtables or panels
  • Finding ways to engage other graduate students in nineteenth-century scholarship and in the work of NCSA to build our community

Participating in the Graduate Caucus is not only a great way to learn more about and contribute to NCSA, but also a terrific way to develop professional skills, including helping with organizing panels, events, and other facets of academic conferences; reading and evaluating conference abstracts; writing and editing calls for papers; and organizing and leading research and pedagogy workshops and events in addition to the annual conference.  A graduate student representative of the Graduate Caucus serves in a leadership role and works with the officers of NCSA to help execute these aims and objectives.

If you are interested in joining the Graduate Caucus, please email Amy Arbogast (Chair of the Graduate Committee) at Amyarbogast@yahoo.com or
Pallas Catenella Riedler (Graduate Caucus Student Representative) at priedler@u.rochester.edu