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Elections Information

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

2018 Governing Council Election Results

The National Women's Studies Association is pleased to announce the results of its 2018 election. We thank all of the candidates for their willingness to serve in NWSA leadership, and congratulate those who were elected.  The following individuals take office in November 2018.

Premilla Nadasen

Vice President
Diane Harriford

M. Billye Sankofa Waters
Mahruq Khan

Governing Council Vacancies 2019-2020

Treasurer (2019-2021)
Secretary (2019-2021)
Member at Large (2019-2021)
Member at Large (2019-2021)

President (2020-2022)
Vice President (2020-2022)
Member at Large (2020-2022)
Member at Large (2020-2022)

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 April or 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.

2018 (Even year elections)
  • Aging and Ageism Caucus
  • Community College Caucus
  • Girls & Girls Studies Caucus
  • Indigenous Peoples Caucus
  • Jewish Caucus
  • North American Asian Feminist Collective Caucus
  • Undergraduate Caucus
Interest Groups
  • Animal Studies/Animal Ethics Interest Group
  • Asexuality Interest Group
  • Confronting Campus Sexual Assault Interest Group
  • Early Modern Women Interest Group
  • Fat Studies Interest Group
  • Feminists for Justice In/For Palestine
  • Feminist Media Studies Interest Group
  • Feminist Pedagogy Interest Group
  • Law and Public Policy Interest Group
  • Arts and Performance Interest Group
  • Publishing Feminisms Interest Group
  • Reproductive Justice Interest Group
  • Women's/Gender/Feminist PhD and Doctoral Students Interest Group
Task Forces
  • Librarians Task Force
  • Science and Technology Task Force
Program Administrators and Directors

2019 Elections (and odd years)

  • Feminist Mothering Caucus
  • Graduate Student Caucus
  • Lesbian Caucus
  • Queer and Trans People of Color Caucus
  • South Asian Feminist Caucus
  • Transnational Feminisms Caucus
  • Trans/Gender Variant Caucus
  • Women of Color Caucus
Interest Groups
  • Contingent Faculty Interest Group
  • Disability Studies Interest Group
  • Distance Education Interest Group
  • Feminism and Activism Interest Group
  • Feminist Masculinities Interest Group
  • Feminist Spirituality Interest Group
  • Third Wave Feminisms Interest Group
Task Forces
  • Anti White Supremacy Task Force
  • International Task Force
  • Social Justice Education Task Force
Women’s Centers