Call for Nominations 2020

In advance of the International Studies Association annual convention in Honolulu, 25-28 March 2020, the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies section invites nominations for the following positions on its executive committee:

  • 2020-23 Section Chair (one position)
  • 2020-23 Program Chair (one position)
  • 2020-22 Members-at-Large (three positions)
  • 2020-21 Graduate Student Member (two positions)

During their tenure, all elected officials are required to participate in FTGS executive committee meetings at the annual ISA conventions, respond to email communications and contribute to administrative activities. Please see the form below for details of the specific responsibilities of each position and of how to nominate. Completed nomination forms should be emailed to the chair of the nomination committee, Dr Catherine Eschle, by 13 December 2019.

We encourage members to share this call widely and to consider nominating themselves or others. Given we are keen to extend the pool of nominations beyond those who are well-established and well-connected within FTGS, please note we are open to nominations of those new to, returning to, or considering joining the section. We will also entertain job-share applications for the Program Chair and Section Chair posts. You are welcome to email Dr Eschle – or any member of the executive committee – with informal enquiries about the positions or the nomination process.

Call for Nominations 2019

In advance of the International Studies Association annual convention this year, the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section invites nominations for the following positions on the Executive Committee:

  • 2019-2022 Section Chair (one position)
  • 2019-2022 Program Chair (one position)
  • 2019-2021 Members-at-Large (three positions)
  • 2019-2020 Graduate Student Member (two positions)

 Please note:

  • Each nomination requires one lead nominator & two “seconders”
  • Self-nominations will be accepted, but please provide names of seconders if possible
  • Nominees must be paying FTGS members

During their tenure, all elected officials are required to participate in Executive Committee meetings at the annual ISA conventions, respond to email communications, and contribute to administrative activities pertaining to the FTGS section. Please review the role descriptions outlined on the form provided for the specific responsibilities of each position (Nomination Form in Word / Nomination Form in PDF).

Nominations should be lodged by completing the nomination form and emailing the completed form to the chair of the nomination committee (Professor Laura Shepherd, email: laura.shepherd@sydney.edu.au), by 1 March 2019.

Call for Nominations 2018

In advance of the International Studies Association annual convention, the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section invites nominations for the following positions on the Executive Committee:

  • 2020-2022 Section Chair (one position)
  • 2020-2022 Program Chair (one position)
  • 2018-2020 Members-at-Large (three positions)
  • 2018-2019 Graduate Student Member (two positions)

How to Nominate:

  • Each nomination requires one lead nominator & two “seconders”
  • Self-nominations will be accepted, but please provide names of seconders if possible
  • Nominees must be paying FTGS members

In nominating, please also provide the following information:

From the 3 nominators: 1) name; 2) affiliation; and 3) full contact details
For the nominees: 1) position nominated for; 2) name, affiliation, & contact details; 3) a 200-word bio for the FTGS website

Responsibilities:

During their tenure, all FTGS elected officials are required to partake in executive committee meetings at the annual ISA conventions, email communications, and administrative activities pertaining to the FTGS section. The tasks of the program chair, the section chair, and member-at-large include the following in addition:

Program Chair (1 year term officially, effectively 3 years as incoming and outgoing too)

  1. Attend ISA meeting prior to term
  2. Write FTGS call for papers
  3. Organize FTGS panels of interest
  4. Receive FTGS submissions
  5. Organize paper submissions into panels
  6. Recruit chairs and discussants for panels
  7. Acquire co-sponsorship for panels
  8. Complete panel and poster forms
  9. Receive and edit preliminary list of panels
  10. Attend APSA meeting
  11. Edit schedule of panels
  12. Replace chairs and discussants who withdraw up until ISA conference
  13. Support panels at ISA conference
  14. Continual email availability May-July

Section Chair (1 year term officially, effectively 3 years as incoming and outgoing too)

  1. Maintain communication with ISA
  2. Fundraise for section reception
  3. Position and advise standing committees
  4. Respond to section initiatives
  5. Respond to ISA initiatives
  6. Initiate FTGS policy and projects
  7. Maintain records of all FTGS business
  8. Preside at annual business meeting
  9. Convene FTGS executive committee
  10. Serve as section’s spokesperson

Graduate Student Member (1-year term): Engage in at least one of the FTGS section committees.

Member-at-Large (2-year term): Engage in at least one of the FTGS section committees

Nomination should be by nomination form, submitted to the chair of the nomination committee (Dr Catherine Eschle), by email, by Wednesday 28 February 2018.

The deadline for applications to the position of Section Chair only has been extended to Friday 9 March 2018.