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It’s time to vote in the 2014 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.

Featured today are the candidates for the Nominations Committee Linguistic Seat: Chaise LaDousa and Shonna Trinch

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.

Chaise LaDousa

LaDousa_ChaiseI enjoyed working with other members of the Nominations Committee of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology from 2009 to 2012. We discussed attributes of potential candidates and put together slates of candidates. I served as chair of the committee during my last two years of membership. I would appreciate the opportunity to serve on the Nominations Committee of the AAA in the seat designated for linguistics so that I might extend conversations about viable slates to the larger structure of the AAA.

Shonna Trinch

Trinch_ShonnaI would be honored to serve the AAAs by filling the linguistics seat on the Nominations Committee. I have more than 15 years of experience in the profession as a linguistic who was trained in Hispanic languages and linguistics and has worked in modern languages and anthropology departments. In the different departments in which I have worked, I have led search committees for candidates across several disciplines including linguistics, literature, Latino and Latin American studies, anthropology and gender studies. This experience has trained me to organize and manage candidate materials, to cooperate and work with search committee members and to communicate our recommendations to the faculties involved. As a long-standing Faculty Senate member at John Jay College, I have represented the diverse interests of my department to this College-wide body and I have ensured that my colleagues are informed of its work as well. By helping to select candidates for leadership positions in AAAs, I will work hard to complete the tasks necessary. One goal of mine is to ensure that linguistics is represented in the leadership of the AAAs and another is to encourage the selection of linguists who would be bridge-builders between all the fields of anthropology.

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March AN Features Place

The March Anthropology News In Focus series on the place is now posted on our Current Featured News page, free to the public throughout the month, then available (along with the rest of March AN) via AnthroSource. This month’s In Focus essays are by Jenna Andrews-Swann, Adam Fish, Cynthia Fowler, Fethi Keles, Peter C Little, Alex Nading, Martha Radice, Robert R Sauders, Edward Snajdr and Shonna Trinch, James E Snead and Jay Sokolovsky. Also featured is an In Focus photo essay by Öykü Potuoğlu-Cook. The contributors explore the impact place has on people and communities, and the impact—literal and figurative—people have on place. Several contributors also examine what happens when people are faced with a lack of place, a place of conflict and the need to create a new place.

For those of you interested in the place of the internet, check out the 2010 Social Networking Map. Many thanks to Adam Fish for sharing this link.


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