Call for Nominations

Presidential & Executive Committee

Elections 2022

Call for Nominations
From: MSA Nominations and Regulations Committee
Date: 5 January 2022

In line with the by-laws of the association, the Nominations and Regulations Committee (NRC) is now seeking nominations for:

(a) the position of President (elect). The successful candidate will assume the role of President-rlect in July 2022, become President in 2023, and past-President in 2024. A description with the tasks of MSA presidents can be found here: https://www.memorystudiesassociation.org/role-msa-president/.

(b) membership of the Executive Committee; 2 positions. The 2 members elected to the Executive will be appointed as of July 2022 for 3 years. Information on the business of the Committee can be found in the minutes of recent meetings: https://www.memorystudiesassociation.org/executive-committee-meetings/.

If you would like more information about the tasks entailed in any of these positions, please contact one of the current presidents.


Procedure

All MSA members in good standing (i.e. who have paid their membership fees) may nominate candidates for these positions; self nominations are also welcome.

The deadline for nominations is Monday 31 January 2022. If you yourself are interested in any of these positions or if you would like to propose another member for one of these positions, please contact the NRC through elections@memorystudiesassociation.org by 31 January 2022. All initial proposals to the NRC will be treated in confidence.

If you yourself would like to be considered as a candidate for either of these positions, please send the NRC by 31 January 2022 a brief vision statement (up to 350 words), in which you outline your ideas about the MSA and indicate how you would hope to be able to contribute. You should also include a bio of up to 150 words.

If you are nominating someone else, please make sure you have first ascertained their willingness to serve if elected (and include their email so the NRC can contact them to ask for a mission statement and bio).

Once all the nominations have been finalized, the NRC will compose a shortlist of candidates following the guidelines set out in the amended by-laws (article 6). For the position of President (elect) 2-3 candidates will be proposed; for membership of the Executive Committee, 3-5 candidates will be proposed. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present themselves to the membership in a video presentation in the run-up to the election period (starting Tuesday, March 1, 2022).

The MSA Nominations and Regulations Committee

Astrid Erll
Bill Hirst
Ann Rigney
Michael Rothberg