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Nominating Committee Slate for the 2013 AFS Election

Thursday, September 12, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Tim Lloyd
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The AFS Nominating Committee (Christina Barr, chair; Laura Marcus Green, Leonard Norman Primiano, and Sally Van de Water) has announced its slate of two candidates for each available office in the AFS 2013 election.

Executive Board (three to be elected to three-year, 2014-2016 terms):
Diane Tye, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Maggie Kruesi, American Folklife Center
Maggie Holtzberg, Massachusetts Cultural Council
Lisa Higgins, Missouri Folk Arts Program
Tom Green, Texas A&M University
Carol Edison, independent, Salt Lake City, Utah

Nominating Committee (one to be elected to a three-year, 2014-2016 term):
Daniel Wojcik, University of Oregon
Selina Morales, Philadelphia Folklore Project

As described in the AFS Bylaws, Society members now have the opportunity to add names to this slate by petition. Here is the process:

No later than September 27, please submit the following materials by email to AFS Executive Director Tim Lloyd (

1. A petition signed by at least 10 current AFS members that names the candidate and the office for which s/he is being nominated (please submit as a PDF)

2. A statement from the candidate agreeing to run (please submit as a PDF)

3. A 100-word biographical summary for the candidate, and a 250-word platform statement from the candidate responding to the question "What are the most significant opportunities or challenges now facing the Society, and how as [a member of the Executive Board / a member of the Nominating Committee] would you respond to those opportunities or challenges?" (please submit both as a single document in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format)

We will post biographical summaries and platform statements from all candidates on the elections page of the AFS web site on October 1.

We have invited all candidates to participate in a Candidates' Forum on Saturday afternoon of the Providence annual meeting, and we invite all Society members who will be at the meeting to attend and hear the candidates speak. Secure online voting will begin around November 1 and will continue through December 31. Those elected will take office in January 2014.

The Executive Board thanks the members of the Committee for their work to assemble this slate, and all candidates for their willingness to serve the field and Society.


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