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It’s time to vote in the 2013 Elections

Cast your vote by logging in to AnthroGateway, click on the “My Information” page, and then click on the “Vote Now!” button.

This month we’ll take a look at the candidates.

Today’s feature are the candidates for theundesignated 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.

Barbara LeMasterBarbara LeMaster

I would like the opportunity to serve on the nominations committee. My broad interests include a professional AAA membership, and membership in various AAA sections and interest groups (American Ethnological Society, Council on Anthropology and Education, Society for Linguistic Anthropology, Society for the Anthropology of Europe, Society for Visual Anthropology, Anthropology of Children and Childhood Interest Group, Human Sexuality and Anthropology Interest Group, Interest Group for the Anthropology of Public Policy, and Interest Group on NGOs and Nonprofits). My training is in the four-fields (undergraduate and M.A.), with specialization in linguistic anthropology for the PhD, and a post-doctoral fellowship in medical anthropology. I have held several leadership positions, including CSULB Anthropology Department Chair. Previously I served on the COSWA committee, was one of the authors of the “Academic Climate Report of the Committee on the Status of Women in Anthropology” (2008), and on the advisory committee to the 2010 report, “The Changing Face of Anthropology: Anthropology Masters Reflect on Education, Careers, and Professional Organizations”. I have received federal (NSF) and private funding (e.g., Spencer Foundation), and secured an endowment for our department. In short, I have broad-based academic and non-academy anthropology-related work experiences that may serve well in this position.

Tulasi SrinivasTulasi Srinivas

From 2007-2011 I was on the board of the New England Maritimes region of the American Academy of Religion, ending as its President, and I realized that true leadership is crucial. Its capacity must be cultivated if an organization is to grow dynamically. My experiences as an AAA member has led me to understand that identifying, assessing and recommending strong, emergent and experienced candidates with character, while giving full consideration to the scholarly diversity, the planning goals, and the leadership needs of the Association is pivotal to the growth and welfare of the organization. I am deeply committed to understanding the solutions, the effective discussions, and workings of the various committees while encouraging diverse voices and skills to best serve on them. I see building an excellent slate of candidates as a subtle exercise in finding harmony of experienced solutions and challenging new ideas simultaneously. Attending to best processes towards the balance of skills, experience, independence and knowledge to support the Nominations Committee towards fulfillment of its goals is fundamental. If elected  I will bring this perspective to the Nominations Committee, and I hope to fulfill all my duties and obligations with trust, confidentiality and humour.

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It’s time to vote in the 2013 Elections

Cast your vote by logging in to AnthroGateway, click on the “My Information” page, and then click on the “Vote Now!” button.

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.

Rani AlexanderRani Alexander

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.

Helen PollardHelen Pollard

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.

Log-in to AnthroGateway to vote today!

It’s time to vote in the 2013 Elections

Cast your vote by logging in to AnthroGateway, click on the “My Information” page, and then click on the “Vote Now!” button.

This month we’ll take a look at the candidates.

Today’s feature are the candidates for the cultural 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.

Kathleen Fine-DareKathleen Fine-Dare

If elected to the Nominations Committee (Cultural Seat) I would make every effort to encourage members from small anthropology programs and from underrepresented backgrounds to become involved in AAA governance.  I believe it is particularly important to draw in sociocultural anthropologists who have significant four+ field knowledge and experience with both scholarly and publicly engaged interactions so that the association may become better connected internally.  Because I have three decades of college teaching and faculty governance experience in areas of internal and external peer evaluation, scholarly collaboration, and interaction with colleagues both within and outside the Americas, my network of colleagues and experience is broad and centripetal.  I have served several times on the Fulbright national undergraduate review committee and currently evaluate grant proposals for Wenner Gren.  I am or have recently been a member of several AAA sections (e.g., ABA, AES, AFA, AIA, CMA, SCA, SLACA, SUNTA, SVA, and GAD/FOSAP), and have organized and delivered five AAA panels.  For these and other reasons I believe I have a broad enough vision of the cultural anthropological wing of the AAA and the ways it intersects with the other subfields to serve well as a member of the NC.

Richard ChaconRichard Chacon

I feel that I am qualified to serve on the Nominations Committee’s Cultural Seat for the following reasons: I have served on numerous university wide committees, as well as promotion and tenure review panels. I have organized sessions at the AAAs in 2009, 2005, and in 2003.
I am fully supportive of the AAA’s efforts at promoting anthropological perspectives and the autonomy of native peoples. As a result of such concerns, in 1995, I founded the non-profit “Alto Corrientes Health Care Fund” in order to help Amazonian Achuar peoples meet their health care needs. Since, 2009 to the present, I serve on the Board of Directors overseeing the International Center of York County (ICYC) which provides immigrants with the tools needed for becoming independent and productive members of the community. I also organize events for the “No Room for Racism Taskforce” designed to promote mutual respect and understanding among all community residents. Additionally, since 2004, I serve as Project Anthropologist the “The Catawba Nation Research Project” which supports efforts promoting tribal autonomy. Lastly, I bring years of dedication as a field anthropologist working with indigenous communities along with a steadfast commitment to the AAA as our flagship organization.

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