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.
Please email nominations for any of these positions by May 15 to our current secretary, Forrest Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org. All nominated candidates should email a statement (no more than 350 words) to include on the election ballot. If you would like to nominate someone else, please notify that person to have them submit their statement by the May 15 deadline. After the deadline, an online election will take place.
Officer descriptions and duties are below.
Duties for the Secretary position
This is a rolling position. Duties include:
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.
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 November 15. 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."
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.
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.
President and Interim Representative to the NeMLA Board
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.
University of Pittsburgh Bradford
Editorial assistant for DHCommons Journal
Areas of interest: 20th century American and British literature, visual studies, and gender studies
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