NeMLA Board Elections (Vote by Feb 20)

A central part of our organization's ability to provide a meaningful scholarly community for our members and constituents depends on electing NeMLA Board Representatives. Open positions for May 2019 include: 

Descriptions for positions are available here.

Membership vote occurs electronically from December 1, 2018, to February 20, 2019, 11:59 PM Eastern. Newly elected board members begin their term at the Sunday brunch on the last day of the NeMLA convention. Please read candidates' biographies and statements of purpose and vote here. For more information, please email

Graduate Student Caucus: Nominations for Vice President (Due Feb 22)

Nominations for the two-year committee position Vice President are due February 22, 2019The Graduate Student Caucus will hold an election for the Vice President position before the 50th Anniversary Convention

This is a two-year position. The Vice President assists the President with Caucus affairs. Specifically, the Vice President is responsible for administrating the GSC Travel Awards and Essay Award, holding GSC elections, and conducting the GSC post-convention survey. The Vice President also proposes and chairs a GSC session at the yearly convention. To be eligible to run, please note that nominees must be graduate students at the time of the election. Once elected, a GSC officer may continue to serve their functions until the completion of their mandate even if their status changes at any time during their term, unless the NeMLA Executive Board disapproves.

Please email nominations to GSC President, Nicole Lowman (, by February 22, 2019. Self-nominations are very much encouraged. Please include the nominee’s name, email address, institutional affiliation, and current program and year of study. As well, include a brief narrative that outlines the nominee’s experience and involvement with NeMLA (e.g., as presenter, chair, area or conference volunteer, etc.), other relevant experience, and details on the nominee’s planned contributions for the specific position and more generally, the Graduate Student Caucus.

The election will be held via an online survey shortly after the deadline, and graduate students will be sent a secure link with which to vote. All graduate student members of the NeMLA GSC in good standing and with up-to-date memberships will be eligible to vote.

Please email questions to

Nominations for the three-year Graduate Student Caucus committee position of President and the two-year position of Communications Director are due in early 2020.

CAITY Caucus Survey

The CAITY Caucus, based on feedback received during its business meeting at the 2018 convention in Pittsburgh, in addition to questions about participation in the Caucus and representation within NeMLA, has created this brief survey. This feedback will help CAITY learn more about how to best represent contingent, adjunct, independent scholars, and two-year faculty, and gain insight about levels of participation. All responses are anonymous.

If you have questions, please email

CAITY Caucus

Other Future Votes