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, providing financial support for students attending conferences, and by hosting one of the largest Graduate Conferences in the southeast.  EGSA serves as a starting point for students to coordinate study groups for such things as the MA exam and coordinates various fundraisers and social events throughout the year.

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EGSA  OFFICERS (2019-2020):

Sara Eudy, President

Jordan Costanza, Co-President

Hello, my name is Jordan Costanza and I'll be one of two EGSA co-presidents for the 2019-2020 academic year! I am a second-year master's student and a Graduate Assistant in the English Department. My primary research interest is nineteenth-century American literature, with a focus on the Gothic genre. I am currently teaching a course on Gothic and Southern Gothic literature here at UNC Charlotte. If you'd like to contact me, my email is <jcostan3@uncc.edu>. Hope everyone has a wonderful year!

Shannon Murphy, Co-President and Acting Treasurer

Hi everyone! My name is Shannon and I will be serving as one of your EGSA presidents this year. I am a second-year Graduate Assistant pursuing my Master’s in English with an emphasis in children’s literature.  I’m currently teaching a course at the university about fairy tales and their many adaptations. I am looking forward to getting to know you all, and feel free to reach out to me at smurph53@uncc.edu or stop by my office in Fretwell 290M to say hi!

Arooj Hussain, Secretary

Mikayla Marlow, Vice President

Hi everyone! My name is Mikayla and I will be serving as Vice President for EGSA during the 2019-2020 academic year. I am a first-year Graduate Assistant pursuing a Master’s in English Literature with a concentration in Children’s Literature. My interests lie within nineteenth-century British Gothic novels as well as children’s horror/dark fiction. Aside from reading and writing, I can always be found with a coffee in hand. I am always eager to meet new people, so please reach out! I can be emailed at mmarlow7@uncc.edu. Have a fabulous year!

Anthony Tate, Secretary

Hi, y’all! I’m Anthony Tate, a second-year graduate student majoring in Applied Linguistics and I’m ecstatic to be EGSA’s Secretary this year! My research interests tend to fall in the intersections between language, sexuality, and gender. I’m excited to meet everyone and work with all the new minds coming into the English department. I’m always happy to chat, brainstorm, or just grab coffee. If you need anything, don’t hesitate to reach out. I can be reached at atate22@uncc.edu (I check it every day!). Let’s make this semester, and the year, fabulous!

Samantha Holt, Public Relations and Acting Senator

Hi there! I'm Samantha and I will be your EGSA public relations officer this year. I am currently a second-year Teaching Assistant pursuing a Master's in English with an emphasis in children's literature. You can usually find me with a book in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. When not on campus, I'm typically browsing used bookstores, participating in local theatre productions, dabbling in watercolors, or writing. I can be reached at sholt14@uncc.edu and am excited to get to know you all this year.

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Contact EGSA:   egsa@uncc.edu

EGSA Advisor:  Prof. Lara Vetter [lvetter@uncc.edu]