Sociology Graduate Student Association

The University of Wisconsin - Madison Sociology Graduate Student Association (SGSA) is a student-led organization created to:

  • Represent and promote the collective interests of students in the UW-Madison sociology program
  • Act as a liaison between graduate students, faculty members, administrative staff and other student and university groups
  • Advocate for policies and actions that build community and serve the greater interests of the Department of Sociology and its graduate students

In doing so, we hope to create an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of the department.

Who To Contact:

General Concerns:

Student Concerns: Contact your SGSA Cohort Representative, listed below.

We welcome e-mails with any questions, concerns, or suggestions for how to further improve the graduate student experience in the department. UW-Madison Sociology graduate students who have specific concerns should contact their cohort representative directly. Please read our procedures in the SGSA Constitution for raising concerns or for more information.

Governing Board (2017-2018)

Governing Board Chair

Mike King


Faculty and Association Relations: Nathan Seltzer
Meeting and Events: Tiffany Neman
Technology and Communications: Jaymes Pyne
Treasure and Development: Frankie (S. Frank)

SGSA Committee Chairs

Department Climate: Martina Kunovic
Peer Mentoring: Jee Jee Kim, Ariane Ophir
Professional Development: Javier Rodriguez

Cohort Representatives

1st year: Alex Mikulas
2nd year: Yulia Nemykina
3rd year: Sarah Farr
4th year: Nona Gronert
Advanced Cohorts (5+): Laura Schlachter

MRRC Representative

Chloe Haimson

Advisory Members

Jamie Hawkins, Madeline Pape