Graduate Student Council
Graduate Student Council

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Leadership Positions
Graduate student representative positions open on a rotating basis. We are currently accepting applications until Monday, February 15, 2021 to serve on our graduate student leadership team. Please view the call for applications and apply here now! 

If you’re looking for additional ways to get engaged with DivJ Grad Council (and a line on your CV, of course), please consider filling out our Volunteer Form. We’d love to add your expertise to our team!

Social Media
See what Division J Grad Students are up to by following us on Twitter or joining our Slack workspace by filling out this contact form.


The Division J Graduate Student Council seeks to support graduate students in their academic journey. The following resources are available for members:

Graduate Student Travel Fund

Update coming soon.

Virtual Writing Sessions

Since April 2020, the DivJ Grad Reps have been holding weekly virtual writing sessions. We originally started these groups as a quick way for grad students to connect despite the cancellation of the 2020 AERA Annual Meeting, but they have turned into a sustained and supportive scholarly community made up of grad students from all over the United States and Canada. 

We are excited to be extending these sessions into the Spring 2021 semester! We will be hosting weekly sessions on Wednesdays from 2-5pm Eastern time (January 20 - May 5). You are welcome to drop by at any time and stay as long as you’d like! Email for the Zoom link.

Graduate Student Leadership

Division J graduate representatives and the member-at-large are dedicated to serving Division J graduate students and representing Division J within the larger AERA organization. They are committed to social justice, equity, and inclusion and aim to strengthen opportunities and experiences for all graduate students, particularly those historically underserved by current social systems.

Senior Graduate Student Representative (2020-2022)
Selyna Beverly
University of Michigan

Co-Graduate Student Representative (2021-2023)
Estefania Toledo
University of Toronto

Graduate Student Member-at-Large (2021-2022)
Joshua (Josh) Wallace
University of Wisconsin


#DivJChat is an initiative meant to foster conversation about a hot-topic in higher education amongst the Division J community. #DivJChat leverages Twitter’s open and engaging platform and insights from renowned scholars who are invited as guest facilitators to provide access and visibility to important conversations that are influencing higher education. 

We will host two #DivJChat Twitter chats this spring. In January, the discussion will be on “Building your Brand” and in February, “Higher Education under the Biden Administration.” More information on both of these topics will be shared on Twitter and Slack as we get closer to those dates.

Have an idea for #DivJChat? Share it with us! 

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