English Graduate Organization

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) serves as an organization aimed at furthering the goal of graduate student development and professionalization. Each spring, EGO organizes the Red River Graduate Student Conference (RRGSC), a conference where graduate and undergraduate students from the region can present original work in a professional setting. In addition to the RRGSC, EGO performs service work within the English department, the NDSU campus, and the Fargo-Moorhead community. EGO is open to all graduate students in the English department, and is a great opportunity and resource for personal and professional development.

EGO Constitution

EGO Officers

PhD President Fahad Hossain mdfahad.hossain@ndsu.edu
PhD Vice Pres. S.J. Williamson sj.williamson@ndsu.edu
MA President Kaitlynn Toay kaitlynn.toay@ndsu.edu
MA Vice Pres. Mike Huynh minh.k.huynh@ndsu.edu
Treasurer Nasih Alam nasih.alam@ndsu.edu

EGO Committees

EGO Members serve the English department and the University on a variety of committees each year, including:

  • The First-Year Writing Committee
  • The Upper-Division Writing Committee
  • The RRGSC (Red River Graduate Student Conference) Organizing Committee
  • Early American Search Committee
  • Graduate Studies Committee
  • Social Committee


CFP: "Fear and Paranoia: Forging Meaning in Chaotic Times"

16th Annual Red River Graduate Student Conference | March 1 and 2
North Dakota State University

Deadline for submissions: 
February 1, 2019

Keynote Speaker: M. Duchess Harris, Ph.D., J.D. —Professor of American Studies, Author, and Legal Scholar | Macalester College —Curator, The Duchess Harris Collection

Proposal abstracts of about 250 words (for 15-20 min presentations) should be submitted by February 1. Early submissions are encouraged. Please submit your abstracts and direct any questions to Mike Bittner at michael.j.bittner@ndsu.edu.

The Red River Graduate Studies Conference (RRGSC) takes place annually on the NDSU campus in Fargo, ND. typically early in the spring semester, between March and April. A graduate-student-organized conference, the RRGSC engages emerging scholars in current and controversial conversations; its conference themes have attracted students from across the US. Past keynote speakers include Josh Gunn (University of Texas-Austin), Amy Devitt (University of Kansas), Kirk St. Amant (East Carolina University), Greta Gaard (University of Wisconsin-River Falls), and Victor Villanueva (Washington State University). Visit the RRGSC archive here.

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