The Memory Studies Association is a professional association of scholars and practitioners that exists to advance scholarly exchange in the broad field of memory studies. As such, its members agree to abide by the highest standards of professional conduct and civil discourse in all interactions, whether at official meetings, Association-sponsored events, or in professional relationships (e.g. mentoring or internships) that emerge from it. The MSA stands against harassment and disparagement of any kind, and its members are cognizant of the effects differentials in power and prestige can have in professional relationships. Furthermore, the Association welcomes members and participants of every national and ethnic origin, race, creed, color, citizenship, gender identity and sexual orientation.