GCR Committee 2011

The St Antony's GCR Committee is a democratically elected group of people who ensure the Graduate Common Room of the College runs smoothly and effectively. Each GCR executive or officer can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname

Executives

    President: Gergely Lodinsky

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    Greetings Antonians! Welcome to your GCR’s new website. Our college has benefited from a stellar committee last year, and I will do everything possible to continue fostering a fun social environment during your time here! As President, my job is to represent your interests to the College staff, run the GCR committee and uphold our constitution. Starting in the beginning of Hilary Term, I will also be one of 5 newly trained Peer Supporters, so feel free to come talk to anyone of us in a confidential setting. As for me, I was born in Budapest, Hungary but moved early on to Germany, Norway, Oman, the US and Austria before coming to Oxford to start an MPhil in Russian & East European Studies. When I’m not writing a last minute tutorial essay in the Gulbenkian, you can find me rowing on the Isis for our boat club or enjoying a cool pint at our late bar! Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any comments, suggestions, problems, or just to chat... That’s what I’m here for. Here’s to an exciting 2011!

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    Secretary: Rouven K

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    Hello everyone! I am a DPhil student in History who specialises in African History. I come from the formerly royal and pretty vivid town Hanover in Germany. As secretary, I am here to keep you informed about the social, academic and welfare opportunities within and around St Antony's. I also coordinate the administration of the GCR. Hence, you will receive the newsletter which will keep you up to date with news around the GCR's activities and other St Antony's related information. If you have questions about St Antony's life, or comments and ideas concerning areas of interest with which the GCR is not currently involved, please let me know and I will find a way to help you, or point you to someone who can. I will also lend you an ear if you have any other concerns.

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    Treasurer & Webmaster: Wensie Caillet

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    Hi there! My name is Wensie Caillet and I am excited to be serving you this year as both Treasurer and Webmaster! As Treasurer I will be overseeing the allocation of our finances, as well as keeping our expenses in order. This year I hope to increase: 1. Transparency, 2. Accountability, and 3. Efficiency in our financials. In the role of Webmaster, I will be filling your Inboxes with emails, updating the website, and overall facilitating communication within the Antonian community. My ears are always open (as is my Inbox) - so if you have any comments or questions related to the GCR's finances or the website (or just want to chat!), please feel free to contact me! Now, a little bit about me: Eduation - Last May, I graduated from Boston College. Currently, I am in the MSc Modern Chinese Studies program. Hometown - Just moved to Washington, DC (in the States). However, I would call Atlanta my true home, because everyone knows that's "where it's at" - and by "it" I really mean everything awesome. Interests - Figure skating (yes, I can spin and do those twirling "things" in the air), playing the piano, number crunching, working with Excel and Microsoft Access (an underrepresented source of data organization), technology, fishing (decent at catching flounder), tea time, and I'm somewhat of a food enthusiast.

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    VP Academic: Julian Gruin

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    I am a DPhil candidate in International Relations from Australia, and as VP for Academic Affairs I'm eager to make sure that all members of the GCR have the opportunities to fulfil their academic ambitions here at St Antony's. These include seminars for Antonians to present and receive feedback upon their research, exam preparation sessions and essay writing tutorials. I work closely with the Oxford Careers service to provide Antonians with improved access to development opportunities, information about job and research opportunities, and advice on professional development. Further, I liaise with the College librarian. Please get in touch with me if you have ideas for how to contribute to the intellectual life of the College, or you have any academic-related queries at all!

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    VP Social & OUSU Representative: Fabian Neuner

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    Hi fellow Antonians! I’m Fabian from Austria and I’m studying for an Mphil in European Politics and Society. I’m your VP Social and OUSU Representative so I’m here to make sure that our College has the most amazing social life as well as great representation towards Oxford’s student union. To achieve this we’ll be putting on a range of events to foster a community spirit amongst Antonians but also to make sure that you get to meet graduate students from across the University. Please come and speak to me if you have any ideas about any forms of social events or if you’d like to provide us with any feedback regarding socials. Also, come and chat to me if you want to know more about the work of the student union and the campaigns that are happening at the moment. I hope to meet you and I hope you enjoy your time here!

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    VP Welfare: Laura Partridge

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    Hi, I’m Laura and I am really excited to be your new VP Welfare! I hail from the lovely Wakefield in the North of England and I am studying for an MSc Latin American Studies. I will be working with my team this year to make sure you all feel happy and settled here at St Antony’s. If you have any problems with housing, physical, sexual and psychological health, financial hardship, disabilities and equal opportunities and you need to talk to someone in confidence, I will be happy to make time for you. I will also endeavour to make literature on contraceptives available in college, ensure that condoms are readily accessible and regularly replenished, and to provide attack alarms and pregnancy tests with the utmost discretion should you request them. The Welfare Team and I will strive to make ourselves available and visible and would love to hear what you would like to see the Welfare Team or the GCR doing in St Antony’s. Come and talk to us if you see us around college :)

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Officers

    Social Sec Ball: Bilyana Tsvetkova

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    Hallo, Salut, Hello, Здравствуйте, everyone! I am originally from Bulgaria and after having lived in Germany, Switzerland and the US, I am reading for an MPhil in Russian and East European Studies at out lovely college. I will be in charge of organizing St Antony's marvellous ball this year. I hope that with your help we will make this ball a wonderful memorable experience! If you have any recommendations or suggestions about the decoration or would like to propose a theme, or want to join our ball Dream Team, please do contact me. Your creativity and initiative are welcome!

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    Social Sec Events: Naomi Becht

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    Hello fellow Antonians, I am Naomi from the Netherlands, doing the MSc in Social Anthropology. I have an interest in Japan and development work and I like traveling, (creative) writing, singing, cooking, scuba diving, rowing (for the St Antony’s team!), listening to jazz, drinking red wine and watching art house movies. So enough about me, let’s talk about you: I will be your Social Sec Events for 2011! With St Antony’s being a college famous for its large-scale bops, I look forward to contributing to the continuation of this reputation. Next to bops, however, this year’s social team also plans to organise lots of other social events that take place outside the hardcore party scene. So if you have any suggestions, questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to share them with me!

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    Social Events Officer: Christina Wehbe

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    Hello Antonians! I'm Christina, being a daughter of an American mother and a Colombian father who is of Syrian descent and having grown up in Switzerland I was predisposed to question myself as to international matters and diversity. I am currently doing an Msc in Global Governance and Diplomacy, I enjoy singing (contemporary & opera), horseback riding, yoga, good wine & cuisine and traveling! As a Social Events Officer and working in collaboration with the other social execs, I hope to offer you exciting activities and make use of my different international experiences to put forth events that will be fun and entertaining to a diverse group within our college. If you have any suggestions, please do not hesitate! I look forward to helping make these next two terms as socially enjoyable as possible! :-)

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  • Events Officer: Preity

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    Hey everyone! I am currently the event's officer for our 2011 GCR Committee. I am a London law graduate and am currently doing my MSc in Contemporary India. It is a fantastic year to be organising college events as for the motivation and drive our committee has towards ensuring everyone has fun in getting involved in a events. My main motivation is to get you involved in a variety of events, be it comedy nights, club nights or any ideas you wish! I look forward to meeting and hearing you ideas, let' s make the most of our year at St Antony's! :)

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    Women's Officer: Tania Beard

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    Hello! My name is Tania and I'm happy to be your women's officer this year. :) I read Latin American studies which I love and have spent two years living and working there. I love meeting new people and learning from them and if you have any ideas about welfare or gender equality initiatives please let me know. I want to make this role two-fold. On the welfare side of things, I'm a trained peer supporter and am happy to listen to anything that's on your mind. It's confidential and getting something off your chest can be helpful. I will also confidentially pidge condoms, pregnancy tests, dental dams and rape alarms to anyone who needs them, they're free so just send me an e-mail. I also think there's a political side to this role and as the graduate women's officer for the University, I will be involved in gender equality initiatives and campaigns which I would love to discuss with you and hear your point of view about any gender-related/specific issues. I'm writing my dissertation on feminism and women's movements in Brazil and it makes me sad how feminism has become such a dirty word today. Feminism isn't about being angry, hating men, nor does it have anything to do with sexuality, it's about gender equality. Please e-mail me to discuss anything with me on tania.beard :)

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  • Men's Officer: Jesse Bia

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    Hey there - my name is Jesse Bia, and I’m the current Male Officer for St. Antony’s. I hail from New York City and Connecticut in the United States, went to undergrad at the University of Rochester in upstate New York, played some guitar professionally, and now I’m here working towards an MPhil/DPhil in Social Anthropology. I must admit, the whole student government thing is completely new to me, but I went up for the position of Male Officer because I thought I could actually do a little bit of good! Whether we admit it or not (and let’s face it, we usually don’t) there are often a myriad of issues that can affect guys in a new environment or circumstances like you get here in Oxford: physical and mental health-related, relationships, academics, substance abuse, being in a new country, the list goes on – different circumstances can often aggravate existing issues or even create new ones for you. I’m here you help with those issues; whether it’s just acting as an ear to listen unbiased, or a guide to further referral about anything and everything dude-related, then I’m here. I was a peer-counselor as an undergraduate for two years so I have experience in that sense, but more importantly I’ve had more than my fair share of issues myself over the years! Takes one to know one right? I’m also in charge of putting on a few events every term to this effect – suggestions always welcome. So at the very least stop by and introduce yourself; I’m a pretty eclectic guy who’s just as happy talking about music as I am the newest article in The Economist. If you’re a dude and need some help on anything, I’m your one-stop homeboy.

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    Sports Officer: Max Stanford

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    Hi everyone, my name is Max and I am your new Sports Officer. I am a budding sports enthusiast: I play for the St. Antony’s football team, I row and I’m always in the gym – but most of all I am here to help with all your sports related needs! I am currently trying to upgrade the gym so just let me know what you would like to see improved or brought for the gym and I will endeavour to get it. I am also here to help if you need any help with using any of the gym equipment, getting the right technique for the free weights or just working for the burn!! On the clubs side of things, please let me know if you want any information regarding joining an established club at St. Antony’s or setting up a new one (it’s never too late in the year!). I will also be trying to set up sporting events throughout the year such as foosball, table-tennis and pool tournaments so if you want to have any kind of sports event then I am here to help!

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    LGBTQA Officer: Martijn Mos

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    Hola! I'm Martijn, a first-year MPhil European Politics & Society student, and I am St. Antony's LGBTQA Officer for the coming terms. This means I deal with any and all things lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied. Please feel free to approach me in or around college, or by e-mail, in case you have any que(e)ries concerning this seemingly eclectic postmodern identity muddle, if you need a friendly face to talk to confidentially, or if you want to organise an LGBTQA-related event. And yes, we still have red ribbons that you can buy in order to support the National AIDS Trust! Cheers.

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    Environmental Officer: Julia Hoeffmann

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    Hi, I'm from Berlin and reading for an Msc in Contemporary India. Having been interested in environmental issues for a while and actively motivated my various housemates over the years to live more environmentally friendly, I'm hoping to now extend my modest activism to our college. If you have any queries regarding recycling, how to save energy or other environemntal issues, please contact me; I would be delighted to give you some info! And if you have suggestions how to make our college and its members act in more environmentally sustainable ways, please do let me know, too. I am eager to hear your ideas and attempt to translate them into reality.

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    Social Action Coordinator: Liz Ramey

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    Hello everyone! My name is Liz and I am your dedicated Social Action Coordinator. My role is to promote all aspects of social action at the college, including charitable fundraising, community service, social awareness, and informed advocacy. Personally, I have been involved in issues of hunger, homelessness, and HIV/AIDS, but together I want to develop events that reflect the diverse backgrounds, passions, and expertise of our amazing student body. If you have a cause that you are passionate about, please come talk to me to see how we can get the St Antony's community involved!

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    Alumni and Development officer: Jee

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    Hi! My name is Jee, and I am reading for an MSc in Migration Studies. I am excited to the very first St. Antony College GCR Alumni and Development Officer. As the A&D officer, I hope to raise enthusiasm and funds for the college through various events with the rest of the GCR team and with the college's Development Officer. If you have any ideas for a great event, fundraising project, or alumni development program, feel free to email me or approach me with your suggestions!

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    VP Social & OUSU Representative: Fabian Neuner

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    Hi fellow Antonians! I’m Fabian from Austria and I’m studying for an Mphil in European Politics and Society. I’m your VP Social and OUSU Representative so I’m here to make sure that our College has the most amazing social life as well as great representation towards Oxford’s student union. To achieve this we’ll be putting on a range of events to foster a community spirit amongst Antonians but also to make sure that you get to meet graduate students from across the University. Please come and speak to me if you have any ideas about any forms of social events or if you’d like to provide us with any feedback regarding socials. Also, come and chat to me if you want to know more about the work of the student union and the campaigns that are happening at the moment. I hope to meet you and I hope you enjoy your time here!

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    Keeper of the Attic: David

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    I am from Aotearoa (New Zealand). I ran as Keeper of the Attic on the principle of 'storage as fairness', applying Rawlsian theory to the collective action problem that is the St Antony's College Attic. I also want to clear more space so that future generations of Antonians can enjoy the storage benefits that past generations have sometimes taken for granted. In my spare time, I am reading for a DPhil in Political Theory. In my sleep, I still play rock'n'roll.

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    Treasurer & Webmaster: Wensie Caillet

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    Hi there! My name is Wensie Caillet and I am excited to be serving you this year as both Treasurer and Webmaster! As Treasurer I will be overseeing the allocation of our finances, as well as keeping our expenses in order. This year I hope to increase: 1. Transparency, 2. Accountability, and 3. Efficiency in our financials. In the role of Webmaster, I will be filling your Inboxes with emails, updating the website, and overall facilitating communication within the Antonian community. My ears are always open (as is my Inbox) - so if you have any comments or questions related to the GCR's finances or the website (or just want to chat!), please feel free to contact me! Now, a little bit about me: Eduation - Last May, I graduated from Boston College. Currently, I am in the MSc Modern Chinese Studies program. Hometown - Just moved to Washington, DC (in the States). However, I would call Atlanta my true home, because everyone knows that's "where it's at" - and by "it" I really mean everything awesome. Interests - Figure skating (yes, I can spin and do those twirling "things" in the air), playing the piano, number crunching, working with Excel and Microsoft Access (an underrepresented source of data organization), technology, fishing (decent at catching flounder), tea time, and I'm somewhat of a food enthusiast.

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Peer Support Team

    Tania Beard

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    Hello! My name is Tania and I'm happy to be your women's officer this year. :) I read Latin American studies which I love and have spent two years living and working there. I love meeting new people and learning from them and if you have any ideas about welfare or gender equality initiatives please let me know. I want to make this role two-fold. On the welfare side of things, I'm a trained peer supporter and am happy to listen to anything that's on your mind. It's confidential and getting something off your chest can be helpful. I will also confidentially pidge condoms, pregnancy tests, dental dams and rape alarms to anyone who needs them, they're free so just send me an e-mail. I also think there's a political side to this role and as the graduate women's officer for the University, I will be involved in gender equality initiatives and campaigns which I would love to discuss with you and hear your point of view about any gender-related/specific issues. I'm writing my dissertation on feminism and women's movements in Brazil and it makes me sad how feminism has become such a dirty word today. Feminism isn't about being angry, hating men, nor does it have anything to do with sexuality, it's about gender equality. Please e-mail me to discuss anything with me on tania.beard :)

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  • Ali Lantukh

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    Hello! I'm a first year MPhil student in Russian & East European Studies and a member of the St. Antony's Peer Support Team. Please do feel free to get in touch or catch me (or any of our other lovely peer supporters) around college - we're available at your disposal to lend a confidential ear over a cup of tea.

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  • Alex Winning

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    I'm a member of your Peer Support Team and would love to talk to you so don't hesitate to get in touch. Either catch me in college or send me an email and I'll be happy to listen to what you have to say.

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  • Gergely Lodinsky

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    Greetings Antonians! Welcome to your GCR’s new website. Our college has benefited from a stellar committee last year, and I will do everything possible to continue fostering a fun social environment during your time here! As President, my job is to represent your interests to the College staff, run the GCR committee and uphold our constitution. Starting in the beginning of Hilary Term, I will also be one of 5 newly trained Peer Supporters, so feel free to come talk to anyone of us in a confidential setting. As for me, I was born in Budapest, Hungary but moved early on to Germany, Norway, Oman, the US and Austria before coming to Oxford to start an MPhil in Russian & East European Studies. When I’m not writing a last minute tutorial essay in the Gulbenkian, you can find me rowing on the Isis for our boat club or enjoying a cool pint at our late bar! Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any comments, suggestions, problems, or just to chat... That’s what I’m here for. Here’s to an exciting 2011!

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  • Adrian Rogstad

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    I'm a second-year MPhil student from Norway, and one of your peer supporters here at St. Antony's. If you ever want someone to talk to about a problem or concern, small or big, I can usually be found in the café or Late Bar. Come find me or drop me an email on adrian.rogstad!

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  • Marina Klavina

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    Hi, I am a second year student in European Politics and Society. But most importantly, I am a member of the peer support team. I am here for you if you feel you need to talk about any problem - and even if there is no problem. Do get in touch via email and I am happy to lend a sympathetic ear.

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