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NWSA Former Presidents (from left to right: Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Bonnie Thornton Dill, Yi-Chun Tricia Lin, and Vivien Ng)

The National Women's Studies Association seeks nominations or self-nominations for several important leadership positions. NWSA seeks candidates whose experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives assist us in advancing the NWSA mission, and especially welcomes nominations for those who share our commitment to building a multi-racial, multi-ethnic organization.  Candidates must be NWSA members and remain members through their term in office.

To self-nominate/nominate a colleague, please complete the nomination form.  The NWSA Elections Chair will contact nominated individuals to confirm their interest in running for election and complete a candidate statement.  Complete descriptions of positions are available in the NWSA bylaws section on our website.

To vote in the elections, you must be a current individual member of NWSA no later than 8/11/2017 and have provided a valid email address.  To join or renew your membership, visit the membership page of the website. Electronic ballots will be sent to members with current individual memberships as of 8/11/2017 with a valid email address.

Governing Council Vacancies 2017-2018

Treasurer (2017-2019)
Secretary (2017-2019)
Member at Large (2017-2019)
Member at Large (2017-2019)

President (2018-2020)
Vice President (2018-2020)
Member at Large (2018-2020)
Member at Large (2018-2020)

Elections Timeline
  • August 1 at 3 PM EST: All nominations due.
  • August 11: All candidates must be current individual members.
  • August 11: All candidates must complete a candidate statement in order to be listed on the ballot. Only candidates with current individual membership and completed candidate statements by 8/11 will be listed on the electronic ballot.
  • September 1: Electronic ballots sent to members with current individual memberships as of 8/11/17 and a valid email address.
  • September 15: End of electronic voting.
  • By September 25: Announcement of election results.
  • November: Positions begin at the Governing Council meeting held on the Sunday of the annual conference.
For candidates who seek Governing Council positions, The NWSA Governing Council serves as the Board of Directors for the organization and meets twice annually: in June and November. NWSA provides limited travel support ($300 per meeting) for low-income, student, or for those Governing Council Members without institutional travel support.