AFA 2018 Call for Nominees

The Association for Feminist Anthropology seeks candidates for the following elected positions on the AFA Executive Committee. We strongly encourage AFA members at all stages of their career to apply. We welcome candidates from all subfields of anthropology in academic and non-academic positions who want to help shape the future of feminist anthropology through annual meeting programming; through a broad communications platform that encompasses social media, online, and a potential peer-reviewed journal; and through the growing set of awards honoring cutting-edge feminist anthropology scholarship.

Member at-Large – 2 positions open (3 year term – starting at end of 2018 AAA Mtgs)

At-large members are part of the executive board (president, president-elect, secretary, treasury, one elected graduate student representative, four members elected at-large). The Executive Board shall make all non-elective appointments and may make interim appointments to fill vacancies in any elective office until the next regularly scheduled election.  In addition, members at-large serve on one or more committees, such as: the AFA dissertation award, the Zora Neale Hurston award, Sylvia Forman prize, and/or the nominations committee.  They may also assist with other AFA projects as they arise. Members-at-Large should plan to attend the annual executive committee meeting, which takes place during the AAA annual meeting, and participate in occasional teleconferences as well as consultations via email.

Treasurer – 1 position open (3 year term – starting at end of 2018 AAA Mtgs)

The Treasurer oversees the AFA budget and advises the Executive Board on the section’s finances and whether spending is in line with strategic priorities. In addition, the treasurer receives and reviews quarterly financial reports from AAA, develops and proposes an annual budget to the Executive Board in May, submits the annual budget to AAA HQ in June, prepares a treasurer’s report to present to the Executive Board each year at the annual meeting, arranges for payments to prize winners and to officers for reimbursement of approved expenses, and attends the AAA treasurers meeting at the annual meeting. The Treasurer should attend the annual executive committee meeting, which takes place during the AAA annual meeting. A modest reimbursement to help defray travel expenses is provided. They also should plan to participate in regular teleconferences as well as consultations via email.

Graduate Student Representative  – 1 position open (3 year term – starting at end of 2018 AAA Mtgs)

The graduate student representative is part of the executive board (president, president-elect, secretary, treasury, one graduate student representative, four members elected at-large). The graduate student representative helps represent the interests and concerns of student members to the AFA Executive Board. In addition, the graduate student representative serves on one or more committees, such as: the AFA dissertation award, the Zora Neale Hurston award, Sylvia Forman prize, and/or the nominations committee.  They often participate in the AFA social media team. They may also assist with other AFA projects as they arise. The graduate student representatives should plan to attend the annual executive committee meeting, which takes place during the AAA annual meeting. A modest reimbursement to help defray travel expenses is provided. They also should plan to participate in occasional teleconferences as well as consultations via email.

Interested candidates should submit their candidate materials, as described below, to Jennie Burnet, Chair of the AFA Nominations committee, via email [email protected] by Monday, February 5, 2018.

 

Candidate Material Instructions

Biographical sketch

Format biographical sketches exactly as follows: include bold font where appropriate (CV’s will not be accepted):

Background (you do not need to include this title in your submission)

Full Name (First & Last) Education (highest degree earned, institution where degree was earned, year degree was earned) Positions Held: (Limit 5 -most recent first): Title, (dates from-to) Name of Institution; Interests and/or Activities: (Limit 3); Significant Publications: (Limit 3 – most recent first): Title, co-authors/editors if applicable, where published, year published.

Example:

Wanna Wyn (PhD, University of Whereiwannabe, 1985) Positions Held: Grand Inquisitor (1999-Pres) Search the World Over, Inc.; Leader of the Pack (1988-1998) Wearethebest University; Asst Leader of the Pack (1980-1988) Whimsy College; Interests and/or Activities: ritual, migration, presented paper at the Interdisciplinary Conference on Presenting Papers; Significant Publications: I Didn’t Really Know What I Was Talking About, but Now I Do (with Yule Shirley Wyn, PhD), The Perfect Press, Inc, 2010; “Trust Me, I know what I am talking about” (with Imrunin Aginstya, PhD) Journal of Ultimate Knowledge, 1998.

Platform statement (you do not need to include this title in your submission)

The platform statement should be no more than 200 words in length. Statements over 200 words will be returned for editing.

Optional photo

It is strongly recommended that you submit a photo to accompany your statement. Photos will not be returned. Submit your photo electronically as a separate file.

 

 

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