Graduate Student Representative
Hello and welcome to the University of St. Thomas Art History Graduate Department.
The 2013-2014 school year brings excitement for students in several different aspects. Students will have the opportunity to study apparel history and how it reflects that period’s ideal body and attractiveness as well as the bourgeoning study of religious tourism specific to China. Other courses will focus on the display of culturally sensitive Asmat objects, modernist typography, the art of Cuba, Haiti and Brazil, the resurgence of scholarly work in the Andean region, and a brand new methods team teaching duo.
You will soon discover that these courses are only a portion of the department happenings and your willingness to participate outside the classroom will be equally as important as inside. This includes your attendance at school and local lectures, volunteer opportunities at department events, submit abstracts for and present at local, national and international conferences and most importantly, being present to support your hard-working colleagues in multiple venues.
I am happy to say that I have had the opportunity to partake in nearly all of these happenings in my first two years. In the upcoming academic year I will be preparing for and executing the brand new prospectus course, language exam, an independent study and my final qualifying paper. As your graduate student representative I am more than happy to answer any of your questions or concerns regarding course undertakings, internships, independent studies and submitting for conferences. I can be reached at any time via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. If I cannot accurately answer your question be sure that I will point you in the direction of those that are best able. To all the incoming students, we are eager to meet, support and encourage you through your academic life at St. Thomas. To all the returning students, I am excited and honored to represent such an incredible cast of scholars.
This is going to be fun.
2013-14 Graduate Student Representative.