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Anthropology Graduate Student Union


The Anthropology Graduate Student Union (AGSU) is an officially recognized, chartered organization composed of anthropology graduate students at the University of New Mexico. We provide representatives to the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) council and liaise with the department faculty and Chair to advocate the needs and interests of anthropology graduate students. We also seek to provide professional development experience by organizing an annual research conference and skills workshops.

Some things we do/sponsor/support:

  • Annual New Student Orientation Pot Luck (with Anthropology Department

  • Navajo Rug Auction (with Maxwell Museum of Anthropology)

  • Student Orientation Trip

  • AGSU Annual Conference in Anthropology

  • Weekly Brownbag Lecture Series

  • Fall/Spring Welcome Back parties

  • Faculty/Student/Subfield/UAS mixers

  • Undergraduate Anthropology Society (UAS) Mentoring Program

AGSU Officers 2018-2019

President: Adam Reynolds
Vice President: Sara Niedbalski
Treasurer: Asia Alsgaard
Conference Coordinator: Paige Lynch
Ethnology Subfield Rep: Emily Guerra
UAS Rep: Genevieve Woodhead
GPSA Rep: Hope Casareno
Annual AGSU Conference in Anthropology: Since 1996, the Anthropology Graduate Student Union has sponsored an annual research symposium held each spring. The purpose of the symposium is to highlight the research of undergraduate and graduate students in anthropology at the University of New Mexico. The symposium features the Frieda Butler Award lecture, the Ruth E. Kennedy Award lecture, and in alternate years, the New Mexico Folklore Award Lecture, as well as special guest speakers and various other events.

Visit the AGSU website