Fri, Feb 3, 2023

10 AM – 12 PM PST (GMT-8)

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Join us for the third preliminary round of the 2023 Grad Slam Showcase!

Kristy Ali (Linguistics)
"Language Finds a Way"

Cedar Brown (Linguistics)
"Politics of Change: Creation and Maintenance of Trans Language Norms"

Jamila Gonzalez (Religious Studies)
"How to Prepare the Planet for the New Jerusalem"

Ashvini Varatharaj (Linguistics)
"Understanding the Effect of Structure on Implicit Language Learning"

Gil Vitro (English)
"Tis but a Scratch! Seeking Death in the Canterbury Tales"

Maharshi Vyas (Religious Studies)
"Hymns for Homes, Hymns from Hearts: Religion in the Margins of South Asia" 

Our esteemed judges for this round are:
  • Elisabeth Weber (Professor of Germanic and Slavic Studies)
  • Shiva Balaghi (Academic Coordinator of the Area Global Initiative, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, East Asia Center, and Latin American and Iberian Studies)
  • Alyssa Lawson (Graduate Student in Psychological & Brain Sciences and 2022 Grad Slam Finalist)
  • Jessy Gonzalez (Undergraduate Student in Chemical Engineering)
  • Sarah Sinclair (Advertising Director at the Santa Barbara Independent)
Over $1,500 in prize money will be given out each round, including:
  • $1,000 for 1st place and advancement to the Final Round on April 14
  • $500 for the runner up
  • $25 gift cards for raffled off for all other presenters (5 per round)
We'll post the full schedule of talks the week of the round, so stay tuned!

The GSRC is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. For information or to request disability accommodation, please email Baron Haber at


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