The Executive Committee of the American Studies Association invites applications and nominations for the committee positions listed below. Candidates must be association members and should possess expertise appropriate to the committee’s work.

Applications should include a brief statement outlining one’s qualifications and experience, letter(s) of reference relating the applicant’s experience to the committee’s work , and the applicant’s two-page (maximum) vita, or link to the applicant’s online biography.

Nominations should relate the candidate’s experience to the committee’s work and include each candidate’s brief statement outlining his or her qualifications and experience, and the nominee’s (maximum) two-page vita, or link to the applicant’s online biography.

The materials should not exceed six pages in length. Do not submit academic resumes. Emailed, faxed, scanned, or posted applications will NOT be accepted.

All application materials should be assembled by the submitter(s) and transmitted to the ASA electronically in the form of a single PDF on or before April 30, 2019 via the online application form.

Standing Committees

Committee on American Studies Programs and Centers: Keeps the Council and the association’s membership informed of the current interests, needs, and professional concerns of American Studies departments and programs, and has the responsibility for special tasks involving the association’s institutional membership. Two positions, three-year terms.

Committee on Critical Ethnic Studies: Keeps the Council and the association’s membership informed of the current activities, interests, and professional concerns affecting Ethnic Studies programs, departments, and scholars; to act as a liaison among association standing committees; to be responsible for liaison with other ethnic studies organizations, and to have responsibility for special tasks involving Critical Ethnic Studies scholars and scholarship. Two positions, three-year terms.

Committee on Gender and Sexuality Studies: Keeps the Council and the association’s membership informed of the issues affecting women, queer and transgender peoples in the profession and has responsibility for special tasks involving these communities in the membership. Two positions, three-year terms.

Committee on Graduate Education: Keeps the Council and the association’s membership informed of the current issues affecting graduate education in American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and other interdisciplinary graduate-level instruction; to act as a liaison between the association and national organizations concerning graduate education in the field; to act as a liaison among association standing committees on issues concerning graduate education; and shall have responsibility for special tasks involving the association’s institutional members that have Ph.D. and M.A. degree granting programs concerning graduate education. Two positions, three year terms.

Minority Scholars’ Committee: Keeps the Council and the association’s membership informed of the issues affecting minority scholars in the profession and has responsibility for special tasks involving minority scholars in the membership. Two positions, three-year terms.

Students' Committee: Keeps the Council and the association’s membership informed of the current interests, needs, and orientations of American Studies students. Two positions, three-year terms.

Prize Committees

The John Hope Franklin Publication Prize Committee selects the best-published book in American Studies submitted each year to the Committee by authors and publishers. Books published during calendar 2019 will be eligible.  Three positions, one-year term (2020).

The Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize Committee selects a person for the best-published first book in American Studies that highlights the intersections of race with gender, class, sexuality and/or nation. Books published during calendar 2019 will be eligible. Three positions, one-year term (2020).

The Ralph Henry Gabriel Dissertation Prize Committee selects the best completed dissertation in American Studies submitted to the committee by graduate programs in American Studies, American ethnic studies, and American women’s studies. Dissertations completed during the 2019-2020 academic year will be eligible. Three positions, one-year term (2020).

The Carl Bode-Norman Holmes Pearson Prize Committee selects a person for lifetime achievement in and contribution to the field of American Studies. Three positions, three-year terms (2020-2022).

The Mary C. Turpie Prize Committee selects a person for outstanding contributions to teaching, advising, and program development in American Studies at the local or regional level. Three positions, three-year terms (2020-2022).

 

Posted for ASA Office in Opportunities
Post date: April 1, 2019

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