Meet Your GSIC

GSIC is currently composed of nine graduate student members as well as a liaison to CAMWS at large. But who are these people? Well, meet your 2019 Graduate Student Issues Committee:

Samuel Hahn is the GSIC Chair this year, and is a student at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Elizabeth Deacon is a GSIC member from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Rebecca Frank is a GSIC member from the University of Virginia.

Sara Hales-Brittain is a 4th year graduate student in the Classics program at the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on Imperial literature, particularly (at least for now) the ancient novel. She knits and is an avid professional cycling fan. Sara joined GSIC in the Fall of 2018 in order to help make the experience of Classics graduate education and conference-going more positive and productive for her fellow graduate students. Sara also manages social media for GSIC, so you can interact with her on the GSIC facebook page.

Sarah Keith is a GSIC member and previous GSIC chair from the University of Michigan.

Samuel Kindick is a GSIC member from the University of Colorado Boulder.

E.L. Meszaros is a first year PhD student in the History of the Exact Sciences in Antiquity at Brown University. She loves looking at the language used to describe and share science, especially as it’s translated over time and between cultures. She’s also interested in writing for broad audiences (and writing in general) — check out her recent piece for Eidolon on bridging the divide between the sciences and humanities. E.L. manages this blog, and is absolutely interested in that classically-tangential article you want to pitch.

Chad Uhl is a first-year Masters student in Classics at the University of Kansas. His interests include Roman religion, Latin epic, and digital approaches to scholarship. You can also find him at his website:

Emma Vanderpool is a second year student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She will be graduating in the spring of 2019 with a Master of Arts in Teaching Latin and Classical Humanities and with the intent to teach Latin at the middle or high school level. Her research interests include Latin Literature and digital humanities. Her latest project is a digital commentary on Eutropius’ Breviarium Historiae Romanae, found at

Robert H. Simmons is our CAMWS liaison and an associate professor and chair of the Classics Department at Monmouth College.

Come say “hi” to us at this year’s annual meeting — take a look at our CAMWS programming to find out where we’ll be! Interested in join this team of clearly awesome people? Fill out our volunteer form or come and talk to us in person!

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