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Our faculty-led reading groups encourage and equip students within our spheres of influence. These informal groups typically meet in faculty homes every 3-4 weeks during the academic year.

We will have five groups during the 2019-20 academic year.


  • Art

John Hendrix, Heidi Kolk, and Penina Laker host a monthly group for students in the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts. The group meets once a month on Mondays, from 7:30-9:00pm. Contact Professor Hendrix for details at jhendrix@wustl.edu


  • International

All international graduate students are welcome to this reading group hosted by Andrew Tuch and his wife Linda in their home. For more information, please contact Andrew Tuch at atuch@wustl.edu


  • Humanities

This group for graduate students meets monthly with Abram and Kristin Van Engen in their home to discuss what it means to be a Christian scholar and teacher in the humanities. Meetings are Sunday nights, 7:00-9:00pm, and structured around a central reading, dessert, and drinks. The group serves as a time of fellowship and a time to consider more deeply together our various vocations, including the many different paths of learning, teaching, writing, and administrating that we can take in and alongside the academy. Currently we have 7 Ph.D. students, mostly from English and Comparative Literature.


  • Law

John Inazu hosts a monthly group for law students. We usually meet on Thursday nights from 7:30-9:00pm and typically have 20-25 students and a few practitioners. This fall, we will be reading Justin Whitmel Earley’s The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction.


  • Medicine

Aaron and Ginnie Abarbanell host a weekly group for medical residents.  


Please contact us if you would like to learn more about a specific reading group.