English Graduate Student Association-EGSA

English Graduate Student Association

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) is an organization of and for UNC Charlotte’s graduate students in the English Department. Every graduate student in the English program is automatically an EGSA member and we invite students from every graduate concentration in the program to become involved in EGSA activities.

EGSA plays an important role in Graduate Student Development by organizing activities with faculty and students, providing financial support for students attending conferences, and by hosting social, fundraising, or philanthropic events. EGSA has also hosted one of the largest Graduate Conferences in the southeast.

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EGSA OFFICERS (2023-2024):

Anna Graham, President, is a second-year English graduate student with a concentration in Children’s Literature. Her research interests include censorship, cultural division in America, and women’s and gender studies. Her pet parrot, Akira, keeps her company as she spends her free time playing video games.

Britt Olson, Vice President, is a second-year graduate student studying Creative Writing. She enjoys reading and writing ecofeminist poetry. Some of her favorite poets are Paige Lewis, Safia Elhillo, Leila Chatti, and Mary Oliver. She grew up in Waxhaw and she loves her little dog, Frankie.

Isabella Perryman, Secretary, enjoys reading and baking in her spare time. She is in her second year of the English M.A. program with a concentration in Literature.

Sarah Engle, Treasurer, is an English Graduate student concentrating in Creative Writing. She has been awarded a Teaching Assistantship under the guidance of Dr. Clayton Tarr. Her scholarly interests include adaptation studies, Shakespeare, and poetry.

Briahna Henry, GPSP Ambassador, is an English graduate student working under Dr. Basu. Her area of interest is Africana Literature with a focus on Black women writers.

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EGSA Advisor:

Professor Lara Vetter