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Meadows Graduate Student Council

About MGSC

The Meadows Graduate Student Council (MGSC) is a student organization that provides financial assistance for the academic, artistic, and professional development of students in Meadows School of the Arts graduate programs.

The by-laws below will go into effect on June 1, 2018.

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MGSC Forms

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Download Project Proposal Form

Download Reimbursement Form

Download W-9 Form

MGSC Officers

President - Jillianne Laceste

Jillianne Laceste is a second-year graduate student pursuing an MA degree in art history at Southern Methodist University. Originally from New Jersey, she attended Seton Hall University where she earned a BA in art history and an MA in museum studies in a dual-degree program. Her internship experiences include positions at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, a U.S. National Park Service site, and SMU’s Meadows Museum. Prior to SMU, Jillianne lived in Chicago where she worked as a Collections Assistant on a long-term collections stewardship project at the DuSable Museum of African American History and supported Chicago’s homeless animal population as a charity marathon runner and shelter volunteer. Her research interests are gender, portraiture, and women artists in sixteenth and seventeenth century Italy. Jillianne is particularly drawn to how women’s education, domestic lifestyle, and artistic abilities are constructed in self-portraiture. During her free time, she likes to run, hike, play video games, and travel.

Vice President - Delanie Linden

Delanie Linden is a second-year M.A student at Southern Methodist University, researching eighteenth-century French art under the advisory of Dr. Amy Freund. She received her AB in Biopsychology, Cognition & Neuroscience and Art History from the University of Michigan in 2014. At SMU, Linden’s art historical methodologies draw from her background in oil-painting, psychology, and art history. Her current research explores a multitude of questions she has regarding global, cross-cultural imagery produced in France from 1700-1820. She is interested in how materiality and artistic technologies carry social and political implications. Since her time as a psychology student, Linden continues to be fascinated by the formation of identity, especially the relationship between the artist as agent and the representation of the Other, an interest which she intends to investigate for her thesis on French religious images of the Americas. While her heart is with the history of art and the practice of oil-painting, she is also interested in travel, hiking, and considers herself a sushi connoisseur.

Treasurer - Danielle Ezor

Danielle is a first-year doctoral student in the Rhetorics of Art Space and Culture: PhD Program in Art History. She received her BA in Art History and Studio Art from Wellesley College and her MA in Art History from the Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art. At Williams, Danielle worked in the Print Study Room at the Clark Art Institute and presented her masters qualifying paper titled "Women's Work: Jean Siméon Chardin's Kitchen Maids." She has also spent time as a research intern in the Art of Europe Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her research focuses on eighteenth-century French visual and material culture with a concentration in materiality and gender politics. Other interests include printmaking, the art of the book, and Orientalism.

Secretary - Alyssa Barnes

Alyssa Barnes, a native Houstonian, is earning her Performance Diploma in Voice at Southern Methodist University. She completed her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Texas at Austin in 2013. This past Spring, she received her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from SMU. Grants and the generosity of her Dallas and Houston communities have made it possible for Alyssa participate in programs all over the United States, as well as in Austria, South Africa, and Italy. Knowing the rich experiences that can be gained, it is of strong importance to her that Meadows artists are able to find funding to support their educational pursuits.

Public Relations Chair - Xxavier Carter

Xxavier Edward Carter, Artist, Anarchist, Militant. Public Relations Chair Meadows Graduate Student Council. Born 1986, in Dallas, Texas. Co Vice President of Goldfish Dreams. Poet, Novelist, Philosopher. Food Enthusiast. Master of Fine Arts Candidate 2019 XXAVIERISMYNAME.COM

Staff/Faculty Advisor
Joe Hoselton, Director of Graduate Admissions & Institutional Research

Questions or Concerns? Contact MGSC by email at mgsc@smu.edu.

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