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The Graduate Student Council serves as a liaison between graduate students in philosophy and the APA. It reports to the APA board of officers.

The GSC's activities consist in advising the APA board on issues relevant to philosophy graduate students, occasionally undertaking projects at the board's request. Additionally, the council regularly undertakes projects of its own that further its goals.

Formed by an act of the APA board in 2016, the GSC's inaugural membership began their work in 2017.

For more information, including details regarding becoming a member, see About the GSC.

Current Membership

  • Sahar Joakim, Saint Louis University – Chair
  • Emma McClure, University of Toronto – Vice Chair
  • Heather Stewart, University of Western Ontario – Secretary
  • Danielle Clevenger, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Arianna Falbo, Brown University
  • Sahar Heydari Fard, University of Cincinnati
  • Tamsin Kimoto, Emory University
  • Annette Martin, New York University
  • Savannah Pearlman, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Aida Roige, University of Maryland College Park
  • Nathanael Smith, University of Rochester
  • Philip Arthur, Arizona State University

Liaisons to APA Standing and Special Committees

Several members of the GSC also represent the interests of graduate students on other APA committees. 

  • Committee on Academic Career Opportunities and Placement: Emma McClure
  • Committee on Inclusiveness in the Profession: Tamsin Kimoto
  • Committee on the Status and Future of the Profession: Aida Roige
  • Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy: Danielle Clevenger

Meeting Minutes

The minutes of recent meetings can be found here.


You can reach the GSC by email at

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Useful Links and Resources

We have gathered a list of resources that might prove helpful for graduate students. This list isn't intended to be exhaustive.

To recommend further resources or report problems with a link, send us an email.

Upcoming Events
Submission deadline for the 2020 Essay Prize in Latin American Thought
Friday, June 5, 2020
Nomination deadline for the 2021 Berger Memorial Prize
Monday, June 15, 2020
Nomination deadline for the 2020 APA/PDC Prize
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Nomination Deadline for the 2020 Prize for Excellence in Philosophy Teaching
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Nominations open for APA leadership positions
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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Chair (2020)
Sahar Joakim
Member (2020)
Tamsin Kimoto
Member (2020)
Annette Martin
Member (2020)
Savannah Pearlman
Member (2021)
Philip Arthur
Member (2021)
Danielle Clevenger
Member (2021)
Arianna Falbo
Member (2021)
Sahar Heydari Fard
Member (2021)
Aida Roige
Member (2021)
Nathanael Smith
Member (2021)
Heather M. Stewart
Secretary (2020)
Heather M. Stewart
Vice Chair (2020)
Emma McClure

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