Graduate Student Association
All graduate students in the Department of Anthropology are automatically considered part of AGSA, and are invited to participate in AGSA business, leadership, and events. Graduate students in other departments or graduate groups who have advisors or offices in the Department of Anthropology, or who hold TA or instructor positions in anthropology classes are also welcome as part of the group.
AGSA serves four main purposes:
- It functions a forum for graduate students to discuss current news and events pertaining to the University of California and the UC Davis Department of Anthropology, as well as for discussing issues pertaining to graduate studies, employment, teaching, research and fieldwork.
- AGSA provides a platform from which both individual students, or the graduate student body as a whole, can address each other, or other arms of the university, such as the faculty, staff, and administration, when necessary.
- It gives anthropology graduate students access to fellow graduate students in other departments via the university-wide Graduate Student Association (GSA) Assembly.
- AGSA affords anthropology graduate students a source of additional funding for group events, both academic and social.
A treasurer handles the AGSA budget and bank account, and a secretary maintains the association's web page and email lists. One of the co-presidents may fulfill that role. Expenses and reimbursements should be cleared beforehand with the treasurer, and though these matters are handled informally, records are maintained. Election of officers is an informal process; anyone interested in serving is generally able to assume whatever position they find of interest.
- Co-President: Carly Whelan (Evolutionary Wing)
- Co-President: Dena Jane Clink (Evolutionary Wing)
- Treasurer: David Katz (Evolutionary Wing)
- Secretary: vacant
- GSA Representative: Gregory Burns (Evolutionary Wing)
- GSA Representative: Matthew Nesvet (Sociocultural Wing)
- Faculty Meeting Representative: vacant (Evolutionary Wing)
- Faculty Meeting Representative: Matthew Nesvet (Sociocultural Wing)