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Group Chair Elections

2017 Constituent Group Election Results

The National Women's Studies Association is pleased to announce the results of its 2017 election. We thank all of the candidates for their willingness to serve in NWSA leadership, and congratulate those who were elected. 


  • Feminist Mothering Caucus: Deidre Hill Butler
  • Graduate Student Caucus: Taryn Jordan
  • Lesbian Caucus (Chair serves on Governing Council): Elise Chenier
  • South Asian Feminist Caucus: Sobia Khan
  • Transnational Feminisms Caucus: Ginetta Candelario
  • Trans/Gender Variant Caucus: Chris Barcelos
  • Women of Color Caucus (Chair serves on Governing Council): Whitney Peoples
Interest Groups
  • Contingent Faculty Interest Group: Julianne Guillard
  • Disability Studies Interest Group: Jina Kim
  • Distance Education Interest Group: Leandra Preston-Sidler
  • Feminism and Activism Interest Group: Treva Lindsey
  • Feminist Masculinities Interest Group: Charlie Yi Zhang
  • Feminist Spirituality Interest Group: Cristine de la Luna
  • Third Wave Feminisms Interest Group: Gwendolyn Pough
Task Forces
  • Anti White Supremacy Task Force: Claire Oueslati-Porter
  • International Task Force: Mehra Shirazi
  • Social Justice Education Task Force: Cherise Charleswell
Women’s Centers: Lysa Salsbury

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
  • Performance Studies 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

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.