ATLAS: Association for Textual and Literary Analysis Students

Mission Statement

ATLAS' mission is to assist in the professionalization of graduate literature students in the English department. We also provide a venue for new graduate students to learn about the work of their colleagues and professors, as well as other professionals in the English field. We aim to build the strongest possible community among students while preparing them for work in the field.


ATLAS holds one major event per semester. These events may include panels, guest speakers, and conferences.


Current English MA students can visit our Facebook group to stay up-to-date on events and keep in touch with the rest of the group. You can also visit the OrgSync page for information as well.

We have also created an Alumni group for ATLAS alumni to help current and past students stay connected and share scholarly or professional development opportunities.

Current Officers

Hillary Weiss, President
E-mail: weissh@bgsu.edu

Michail-Chrysovalantis Markodimitrakis, Vice President
E-mail: mmarkod@bgsu.edu  

Chelsea Graham, Secretary
E-mail: cmgraha@bgsu.edu

Ross Schira, Treasurer
E-mail: rschira@bgsu.edu

Tanja Vierrether, Historian
E-mail: vierret@bgsu.edu

Dani Howell, Events Liaison
E-mail: howelld@bgsu.edu  

Dr. Kim Coates, Faculty Advisor
Email: kimbec@bgsu.edu