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.
The Women's and Gender Studies Caucus encourages all members to vote for the next Secretary and Board Representative at this SurveyMonkey link by July 24, 2020. Candidate statements are in the SurveyMonkey link.
It is essential that at least 1/3 of the membership vote. It takes just a few minutes, and your cooperation will ensure a swift election process.
Office 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
University of Pittsburgh Bradford
Past 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
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