Sharing Your Work

MLA students and alumni have the opportunity to share their work and collaborate with faculty and graduate students outside of the Stanford community.

AGLSP Conference

The Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP), with over 88 member institutions, holds an annual conference to bring together faculty, students, alumni, and administrators of graduate liberal studies programs. The conference provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among members, and offers students and alumni the opportunity to present their work.

2016 AGLSP Conference
Tradition and Transformation: Embracing the Future
October 20-22, 2016 The Skirvin Hilton
Oklahoma City
Hosted by the University of Oklahoma
Conference Website


GLS Joint Symposium

The Graduate Liberal Studies Joint Symposium was started in 2007 by Stanford University and Dominican University as a way to bring together graduate liberal studies students, alumni, and staff from western schools for a weekend of social and intellectual interaction. Since 2008, the symposium has grown to include participants from nine western schools as well as Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

Participating schools include Stanford University, Dominican University, University of Southern California, Reed College, Marylhurst University, Simon Fraser University, Mount St. Mary’s College, and Maastricht University.


2017 GLS 11th Annual Joint Symposium
June 16-18, 2017
Hosted by the University of Washington, Tacoma
Symposium Website

Upcoming symposia:

2018 GLS 12th Annual Joint Symposium
June 22-24, 2018
Hosted by Stanford University
Information regarding the symposium will available on this website nearer the date.

Confluence: The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies

Confluence is an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the publication of scholarly works by students, faculty, and graduates of member Graduate Liberal Studies programs. Confluence is published biannually and features nonfiction, fiction, poetry and other creative works. The journal also publishes reviews of books of special interest to the GLS community.

Stanford MLA students and alumni have been featured in several editions of Confluence.
Confluence Site

Tangents: The Journal of the Master of Liberal Arts Program at Stanford University

Tangents is published annually and features the works of Stanford MLA students and alumni. The journal includes essays, works of nonfiction, and poetry, and is edited and produced by a committee of MLA students and alumni.

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