SBL Student Representative – Joseph Kim Paxton



The SBL Student Representative is a regionally appointed voting members of their regional Board of Directors.  They are responsible for representing the student members of their respective region, and facilitating student interface with the SBL.  The Student Representative works in collaboration with the AAR Regional Student Director, Laura Jurgens, and the Graduate Student Committee (GSC), to organize and plan student events, workshops, and regional student development activities.

As a member of the GSC, the SBL Student Representative liaises with fellow Student Representatives from other regions to devise and implement student-oriented events for the SBL Annual Meeting, and to aid in the development of SBL student resources. The GSC meets bimonthly to addresses the needs and concerns of graduate students and to promote their professional development and participation in the SBL and in the academy as a whole. Joseph additionally serves as a collaborator on the “Student Roundtables” subcommittee of the GSC, which was assembled to organize one-hour roundtable discussions on topics of interest to graduate students, such as teaching, dissertation writing, funding, publishing, and other aspects of professional development and graduate life.

If you have any suggestions for specific roundtable discussions, or any general inquires/comments, do not hesitate to contact Joseph directly at:

You may also visit our Facebook page: “Student Members of the AAR/SBL/ASOR Pacific Northwest Region”: