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 (2018-2019):


Sara Eudy, President

Sara Eudy, PresidentHello! I’m Sara Eudy, your current EGSA President. I completed my undergrad at UNC Charlotte in Spring of 2017 and decided to stay on another two years for my Master’s in English. In addition to being your President, I’m also the president of the Early Modern Paleography Society. I watch cooking shows pretty religiously, and I try, and often fail at, cooking recipes in my own kitchen. I have two cats, Fitz and Binx, way too many books, and an ever-growing vinyl collection. If you want to contact me, you can shoot me an email at <>, or stop by the TA Office (290N) in the English Department. Let’s make this a great year!


Anthony Tate, Vice President

Anthony Tate, Vice PresidentHello! I’m Anthony Tate and I am your current EGSA Vice President. I completed my BA in English this past spring and decided to continue my education at UNCC surrounded by the awesome people within this department! I am a first-generation graduate student and am elated to surround myself with all the talented minds coming into the department, or those that are already a part of it. My main concentration is Applied Linguistics, but I do dabble in Literature and Digital Technologies on the side. My goal in life is to one day become a professor of English and share my love for the discipline with future generations. I’m a very eclectic person and am always open to have a conversation with anyone. If anyone needs me, feel free to contact me at <>. I look forward to seeing everyone at functions, socials, etc. and having an eventful, intellectually stimulating, and rewarding year!


Arooj Hussain, Secretary

Arooj Hussain, SecretaryHello! My name is Arooj Hussain and I am a second-year MA student, concentrating in English Literature. I graduated from UNC Greensboro in 2016 majoring in Biology and English and a Chemistry minor. I am originally from Toronto and am always traveling back! My interest include reading, napping, and spending time in museums and coffee shops (so feel free to give me some recommendations for coffee flavors and places to visit!) I am currently teaching one University writing course, but my overall goal is to one day become a professor of English literature and to earn my PhD. If you would like to contact me, my email is <>.


Jordan Costanza, Treasurer

Jordan Costanza, TreasurerHello, my name is Jordan Costanza! I am a first-year MA student and a Graduate Assistant. I graduated from UNCC with a BA in English this past spring, and I'm excited to be continuing my time here as the EGSA treasurer, as well as the Student Vice-President of our Phi Kappa Phi chapter. My primary research interest is currently 19th century American literature, with a focus on Dark Romanticism. If you'd like to contact me, my email is <>. Hope everyone has a wonderful year!"



Caitlin Cosper, Public Relations

Caitlin Cosper, Public RelationsHello! My name is Caitlin and I am your Public Relations Officer. I grew up in Gainesville, Georgia and attended the University of Georgia during my undergraduate years where I majored in English. I moved to Charlotte a little over three years ago and am pursuing a Master’s degree in English with a concentration in linguistics. This year, I will be teaching one of UNCC’s writing courses. Outside of school, I enjoy attending football games, napping, and petting as many dogs as I can! Feel free to contact me at <>.


Shannon Murphy, GPSG Senator

Shannon Murphy, GPSG SenatorHi everyone! My name is Shannon, and I’ll be serving as your GPSG senator this year. I’m from the great state of Wisconsin, where I received my degree in English literature and leadership at UW-Madison, and I’m so happy to be exploring a new home in North Carolina. I’m currently working towards my Master’s in English with an emphasis on children’s literature. I hope to someday teach children’s literature at a college level and dive into the importance of what we teach our children through text. When I’m not talking about books, I can be found drinking coffee, cycling, and looking at pictures of dogs. I’m looking forward to getting to know you, and feel free to reach out to me at <>.




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Contact EGSA:

EGSA Advisor:  Prof. Lara Vetter