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This month we’ll take a look at the candidates.
Today’s feature are the candidates for the archaeology seat of the Nominations Committee. Responsibilities of the Nomination Committee include:
- To organize information regarding candidates that have been nominated for any AAA elected position (nominees can be self-nominated or by an individual or group of members of the AAA)
- To make sure that all necessary information has been received by the committee in time for the meeting (especially proof that the nominee has agreed to run and, should s/he win, accept the position)
- To meet annually to discuss nominations
- To make recommendations to the Executive Board regarding the candidates for each position
- To utilize the specific guidelines established by the Executive Board when making recommendation
Click here to learn more about the Nominations Committee.
As a Mesoamerican archaeologist and ethnohistorian, I welcome the opportunity to serve as the Archaeology Seat of the AAA Nominations Committee. I am deeply committed to equitable representation of the diverse subdisciplines, research specializations, and practical applications within anthropology. I will strive for greater balance within the leadership of the association among anthropologists who work in academic, applied, and international contexts. From 2006-2008 I served as Archaeology Division (AD) Secretary and worked with members of the AD nominations committee to recommend candidates for the AD and the AAA Executive Board electoral slates. I also served as the contributing editor for the AD to Anthropology News. Currently I am a member of the AD Nominations Committee. I am also a member of the Committee on the Americas/Comité de las Américas, charged to make recommendations to the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) Executive Board concerning ways to enhance the society’s effectiveness in its international engagement throughout the Americas. In addition, I have served as program committee member for both the SAA and the American Society for Ethnohistory. I look forward to working closely with the members of the AAA Executive Board and the AAA staff to maintain strong leadership within the organization.
I have previously served the Archaeology Division, AAA, as as member of the Nominations Committee, 2003-2007, and as member and then Chair, Kidder Award Committee 2007-2008. Following this I have served as a member on the Committee on the Americas, 2008-2013, of the Society for American Archaeology. Professional societies can function only by service and the process of nominations is critical to representing the membership at all levels. For archaeology within the AAA this has never been more crucial.
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