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WCIS Call for Nominations to the Executive Council


The Women’s Caucus (WCIS) invites nominations (and self-nominations) for FOUR open positions on the WCIS Executive Council (highlighted in yellow). The deadline for receiving nominations is Monday, December 20, 2016. Serving on the executive council is a wonderful opportunity to become involved with the Caucus, as well as ISA as a whole. As you know, WCIS “is devoted to upgrading the status of women in the profession of international studies. WCIS seeks to promote equal opportunities for women in their professional lives, from graduate school admissions through all stages of employment. WCIS also seeks to promote women's professional development, both in academic and non-academic professional careers in international studies.”

2016-2017 WCIS Executive Council

Galia Golan, Caucus Chair
March 2016 - February 2017
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Annick T.R. Wibben, Caucus Vice-Chair/Program Chair
(and Section Chair for 2017-2018)
March 2016 - February 2017
University of San Francisco

Jarrod Hayes, Secretary/Treasurer
March 2016 - April 2018
Georgia Institute of Technology

Gigi Gokcek, Awards and Elections Coordinator
February 2015 - February 2017
Dominican University of California

Emily Stull, Communications Coordinator
February 2015 – resigned April 2016
Asian University for Women

Valerie Hudson, At-Large Member
February 2015 - February 2017
Texas A&M University

Kumiko Haba, At-Large Member
March 2016 – April 2018
Aoyama Gakuin University

Anwar Mhajne, Graduate Student Representative
March 2016 – April 2018
University of Cincinnati

Catia C. Confortini, Past-Chair
March 2016 - February 2017
Wellesley College

Open Positions

  1. Vice-Chair/Chair (2017-2019): The elected member serves as Vice-Chair in the first year, transitions automatically to become Chair in the second year, and then into the Past Chair position. As Vice-Chair (2017-2018), duties would be focused on preparing the program for the annual meeting, and assisting the Caucus Chair in their work. As Chair (2018-2019), the main duties include presiding at the annual meeting, serving as the liaison between WCIS and ISA, and coordinating Caucus activities.
  2. Awards and Elections Coordinator (2017-2019): The elected member shall collaborate with Chair and Vice-Chair to coordinate nominations for various ISA committees and WCIS elections. Additionally, the coordinator will manage all work associated with the Graduate Student Best Paper Award, Susan S. Northcutt Award, and the Gerner Grant.
  3. Communications Coordinator (2017-2019): The elected member shall maintain the WCIS listserv and/or webpages, coordinate WCIS presence on social media, and help the Chair coordinate other communications as needed.
  4. Member-at-Large (2017-2019): Members-at-large generally contribute to WCIS activities, including meetings, committee work, and deliberations on awards.

Nominations must include the following:

  1. Name, institutional affiliation, and email address of the nominee.
  2. 150-200 word statement on nominee’s interest in, and relevant prior experience for, the position. This will be included on the ballot.
  3. Name, institutional affiliation and email of the nominator (not required for self-nominations).


Please send your nominations to Gigi Gokcek (Awards and Elections Coordinator) at by Monday, December 20, 2016. Please do not hesitate to contact Galia Golan, Chair ( or Annick T.R. Wibben, Vice-Chair ( if you have any questions.

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