About New Voices


New Voices is an annual conference that is run by the graduate students in the Georgia State University English Department. Each conference centers around an interdisciplinary theme which changes from year-to-year.

New Voices is affiliated with the Georgia State University’s Graduate English Association.

Faculty Adviser

Current Committee Members (2021-2022)

  • Emily “Em” Gates, First Chair
  • Calabria Turner, Second Chair
  • Danielle Hestand, Secretary
  • Dionne Clark, Hospitality Chair
  • Scarlett Peterson, Creative Writing Chair, Poetry 
  • Meg Fancher, Creative Writing Chair, Fiction
  • Shannon Lee, Literary Studies Co-Chair
  • Keith Derrick, Literary Studies Co-Chair
  • Paushali Bhattacharya, Literary Studies Co-Chair
  • Gabriella Schuett, Rhetoric and Composition Chair
  • Bob Reno, Rhetoric and Composition Chair
  • Jamicia Croskery, Rhetoric and Composition Chair

Previous First Chairs

  • Nicole K. Turner (2019-2020)
  • Brittny M. Byrom (2018-2019)
  • Anna Barattin (2016-2018)
  • Mostafa Jalal (2015-2017)
  • Kateland Wolfe (2015-2016)
  • Deborah S. D’Cruze (2014-2015)
  • Valerie Robin (2012-2014)
  • Shane McGowan (2012-2014)
  • Mary Grace Elliott (2011-2012)

Photos from Past New Voices Conferences: