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Call for Nominations — Open until February 10, 2016

Dear SLA Colleagues,

Greetings!  We are writing to encourage you to consider nominating yourself for one of two open SLA positions in the 2016 AAA elections. If you are interested in AAA governance or developing leadership within linguistic anthropology, please consider participating in the SLA’s Executive Committee by running for one of these two offices.  The descriptions follow below:

Secretary-Treasurer: The Secretary-Treasurer shall have charge of the records of the Society and shall submit a draft budget not less than sixty (60) days before the Annual Meeting for the approval of the Executive Committee.

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 a member of the nominations committee (contact information below) so we 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 deadline for the submission of a slate of candidates is very soon: February 10, 2016. So please contact us as soon as possible.

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

Janet McIntosh

Brigittine French