Anthropology's First Grad Slam Winners!

Congratulations to Kaitlin Brown (1st Place), Amy Anderson (2nd Place) and Sarah Kerchusky (3rd Place)! Winners received Amazon gift cards and are invited to compete in the campus-wide slam.

Grad Slam is an award-winning campus-wide competition for the best three-minute talk by a graduate student. Students present the central points of their project in a clear, direct, and interesting manner for a diverse audience comprised of students, faculty, and community members.

There are three rounds of presentations – preliminaries, semifinals, and finals – and prizes are given at each stage of advancement. Participants are judged on the basis of having a clear and effective presentation that is geared for a general university audience and has demonstrable intellectual significance. The competition also features a People's Choice component, where audience members select their favorite presenters in each of the preliminary rounds (see Rules and Judging below for more details).

This year, the Graduate Division will award more than $15,000 total in cash and gifts, and all entrants will receive a custom mug and tote bag. The winner of UCSB’s Grad Slam will advance to a UC-wide competition​ on Friday, April 22, held at LinkedIn’s new state-of-the-art campus in San Francisco.