MLA2023:Navigating COVID as a Graduate Student: Situations on Our Campuses

deadline for submissions: 
March 15, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
The MLA Committee on the Status of Graduate Students

COVID has drastically changed how individuals navigate their worlds. Many university campuses and graduate programs have made changes. Current graduate students finishing their PhD program and future incoming cohorts, for example, will face new difficulties. Will funding continue to be available? Will campuses remain open, specifically student housing? Will campuses improve the experiences of disabled and marginalized groups so that campus services are not only theoretically accessible to all graduate students but also equitably distributed? How has COVID impacted you and how do you navigate graduate school?



This panel invites reflections on graduate student life and academic programs on campuses under COVID. We are specifically interested in intersectional stories reflecting personal difficulties and/or strategies adapted by your campus (successful or not) to help you navigate graduate school as a person, student, teacher, and researcher.

Please send 250-300 word abstract to by 15 March 2022