Medieval Studies Graduate Association

Mission Statement:

The MSGA is an independent entity. Its funds are purely and wholly for the disposal of its own working brief. The MSGA is dedicated to being a forum for sustained discussion and debate within the student medievalist body on campus and to strengthening connectivity between these students. It aims to provide a platform for underrepresented groups and disciplines. It also provides an official channel for discussion with faculty, the MS Department, and the Graduate School. It was founded at a time when there was no such forum in existence.

Its purpose is to encourage collaboration by Cornellians from across the spectrum of departments and programs on campus, so that they can get to know one another and exchange views in a relaxed and sociable atmosphere. We welcome any graduate student in any department whose research falls within the approximate time frame from the 5th c. to 15th c. CE, or anyone interested in decolonizing and/or abolishing the structures of their own fields of study. This association provides necessary professional and social activities that bring the medieval and the medievalist community together.

2022-2023 Officers

President: Ryan Randle, Medieval Studies

Vice President: Lars Johnson, Literatures in English

Treasurer: Alexa Gall, Medieval Studies

Secretary: Dante King, Classics