The NeMLA Women’s and Gender Studies Caucus welcomes members interested in feminist scholarship, women’s and gender studies, and the status of women in the profession at all stages of their careers. The Caucus organizes panels, promotes publication, and fosters the establishment of networks linking senior and junior faculty including graduate students.
At the WGSC Annual Business Meeting, we addressed and explained the need to hold elections for an open Secretary position and Vice President position this summer. Per NeMLA Caucus guidelines, we need at least two nominations for each position.
Please make nominations for either office by May 31, 2021. Please email nominations to email@example.com. All nominated candidates should submit a statement (no more than 350 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by this same deadline to expedite the process. Thus, if you would like to nominate someone else, please notify that person directly and have them self-nominate and submit their statement by the indicated deadline. After this date, an election (via an online survey) will take place; the election ballots will have a statement from each nominated candidate.
Duties for the Secretary position and Vice President position are below.
The NeMLA Women’s and Gender Studies Caucus invites submissions for the “Best Essay in Women’s and Gender Studies Award.” The award is given for a paper presented at any session of the previous two NeMLA conventions using women and/or gender-centered approaches.
The NeMLA WGS Caucus operates an interdisciplinary mentoring program, which pairs senior faculty mentors with junior faculty and doctoral students. The application process for mentees will open in late fall and close January 18. To access the application, please click here. For more information or to volunteer to serve as a mentor please contact us at email@example.com with the subject "WGS Mentorship Program."
At its annual meeting held at the NeMLA Convention hotel site, the Women’s and Gender Studies Caucus takes nominations for new officers and invites suggestions for speakers and topics for future NeMLA Conferences.
You can join the NeMLA Women’s and Gender Studies Caucus by indicating your interest on the registration form when you join NeMLA or renew your NeMLA membership.
Joint memberships are also available. Add $5 to the higher paying member’s dues.
Duties for the Secretary position
This is a rolling position. Duties include:
Duties for the Vice President position
Duties for the Board Representative position
This is a three-year position. The Board rep acts as the liaison between the Caucus and the Board, and NeMLA's administrative staff when required. The Board rep works closely with the other Board members to ensure that the Caucus and the organization as a whole both contribute to and benefit from the other's strengths. As a member of the NeMLA board, the Board Representative
Duties for the Social Media Representative position
This is a yearly position, volunteered for at the spring convention business meeting. Duties are primarily overseeing the Caucus Facebook page, which will include adding a few WGS Caucus announcements throughout the year and approving caucus members’ posts to the page.
University of Pittsburgh Bradford
Penn State University
University at Buffalo
Areas of interest: rape culture, British nationalism and theories of the nation, history of the book studies, and the Long Eighteenth Century
Representative to the NeMLA Board