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WCIS Call for Nominations to the Executive Council



The Women’s Caucus (WCIS) invites nominations (and self-nominations) for FIVE open positions on the WCIS Executive Council. The deadline for receiving nominations is February 1, 2019. 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.” For more about WCIS, see our website:


Open Positions


Vice-Chair/Chair (2019-2021): 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 (2019-2020), duties would be focused on preparing the program for the annual meeting, and assisting the Caucus Chair in their work. As Chair (2020-2021), the main duties include presiding at the annual meeting, serving as the liaison between WCIS and ISA, and coordinating Caucus activities. The Vice-Chair/Chair also stays on in an advisory capacity for one year after serving as chair (2020-2021). Please note: We have to elect one Vice Chair for the WCIS Executive, who will work closely with the Chair and Past Chair to lead WCIS.


Member-at-Large (2019-2021): Members-at-large must be faculty members and generally contribute to WCIS activities, including meetings, committee work, and deliberations on awards. Please note: We will have to elect three Members-At-Large who will serve two year terms on the WCIS Executive.


Graduate Student Representative (2019-2021): The elected member shall participate in all communication and discussions of the executive board with an equal voice to represent the interest of graduate students. Please note: We have to elect one Graduate Student Representative to serve a two year term on the WCIS Executive and work closely with the existing student representative to develop programing for WCIS.


Self-nominations welcome!!!


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 Marijke Breuning (WCIS Vice-Chair/Program Chair) at by February 1, 2019.


If you have any questions, feel free to also contact Gigi Gokcek (WCIS Chair) at


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