Gerard Holmes Appointed to MLA Committee

May 21, 2018

Gerard Holmes was appointed to the Modern Language Association's Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Humanities, for the period July 2018-June 2021.

The committee's charge is to "consider a range of curricular, intellectual, and labor issues that affect master’s and doctoral students and workers in the humanities. The committee will advocate for the well-being of graduate students in all aspects of their educational and professional lives. To this end, the committee will organize convention sessions, evaluate policy, create reports on experiences and best practices, and engage in other projects that will support students while they pursue their educations, gain work experience, seek employment, and make a transition to a wide range of workplaces. The committee will also report on issues that concern graduate students to the Executive Council, the MLA staff, and other MLA committees whose work deals with activities that affect graduate students (e.g., the MLA Career Center)."

He would like to hear from graduate students in the department about what they see as priorities for the MLA.