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SLA Nominations 2015

Dear SLA Colleagues,

We are writing to encourage you to consider nominating yourself for one of two open SLA positions in the 2015 AAA elections. Our current President-Elect, Bonnie Urciuoli, will assume the office of the President at the end of this year. In addition a Member at Large, Jim Wilce, will also see the end of his term. Please consider participating in the SLA’s Executive Committee by running for one of these two offices.

President-Elect: The President-elect shall assume the duties of the President in the event of absence, death, resignation or incapacity of the President, and shall succeed to the office of President at the expiration of the term as President-elect.

Member at Large: There shall be an Executive Committee consisting of the officers, two members elected at-large from the membership of the Society, and any additional representatives elected by this Society to the Board of Directors of the American Anthropological Association.

If you are interested in running for either of these positions, please contact Becky Schulthies at so that the Nominations Committee of the SLA can give you more detailed instructions about the process of preparing your nomination. Materials will include (1) brief biographical information, (2) a platform statement of a maximum of 200 words, and (3) a photo (optional). The biographical information needs to be formatted as follows:

Full Name (First & Last) Education (highest degree earned, institution where degree was earned, year degree was earned) Positions Held: (Limit 5 -most recent first): Title, (dates from-to) Name of Institution; Interests and/or Activities: (Limit 3); Significant Publications: (Limit 3 – most recent first): Title, co-authors/editors if applicable, where published, year published.

The deadline for the submission of a slate of candidates is very soon: February 10, 2015. So please contact me as soon as possible so that the Nominations Committee can help you prepare your materials.

These offices are crucial to the successful functioning of the SLA. Please consider running for one of these positions. In addition, please consider approaching colleagues you feel would be suitable candidates, and urging them to run for one of these seats. We look forward to hearing from you!

All best wishes,

SLA Nominations Committee

Becky Schulthies (

Marcy Brink-Danan (

Janet McIntosh (