Call for Self Nominations: ACYIG Board Position of Student Representative

Dear ACYIG Members,

At the ACYIG Organizational Meeting in DC last week, it was announced that the ACYIG Advisory Board recently voted by acclamation to add a seventh member position to the Board.

This position is titled, STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE. Whoever serves in this position is charged with liaising with ACYIG graduate and undergraduate student members to communicate ideas, policies, and concerns from students between members and the ACYIG Advisory Board. 

ACYIG has conducted open Board appointments whenever possible. The ACYIG Advisory Board is now officially making a call for self-nominations for this position.

Graduate students and undergraduate students currently enrolled in an accredited academic program are eligible to apply. MAs or Ph.D.s who have graduated from an accredited program within one year of the submission deadline for nominations (so, anytime during 2014) are also eligible to apply.

Board appointments are considered to be two-year positions and are encouraged to attend the annual meeting of the AAA and the ACYIG joint conferences during one’s tenure.

All ACYIG Board member duties also include: maintaining official interest group status within AAA; optimizing professional opportunities for members available via AAA; overseeing and growing professional presence within and outside AAA; and organizing the ACYIG conference.

If you would like to be considered for the position of Student Representative on the ACYIG Board, please email one to two paragraphsto Dr. Rachael Stryker at by Thursday, January 15, 2015 stating why you would like to become a Board member and what you feel you can bring to ACYIG.

Please be sure to include your name, title, affiliation (academic or otherwise) and email/phone number so that we can respond to you.

The ACYIG Board will make its decision by Sunday, February 1, 2015, and notify you soon after.

Your duties as an ACYIG Board Member begin on Sunday, February 15, 2015, and your appointment will be confirmed at the ACYIG Business meeting in Long Beach, CA in March, 2015, when you are formally introduced to the membership.

If you have any questions about ACYIG Board member duties or this open Board appointment process, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am very happy to answer them.


Rachael Stryker
Convener, ACYIG