IVSA Elections

The IVSA is governed by its Executive Board, which consists of President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Technology Advisor, Visual Studies Editor, Student Board Member and nine elected Board Members. The Editor and Technology Advisor are nominated by the President and ratified by the Executive Board.

We really value your vote and do remember that the Board will be representing you.

If you are an IVSA member in good standing (i.e., membership dues paid in full at of November 30, 2017), you should have received an individualized ballot link to the voting platform on ElectionBuddy.com. If you did not receive a ballot, please contact Greg Scott, IVSA’s Technology Advisor (gscott@depaul.edu). If you did receive your ballot, please be sure to cast your votes before December 15, 2017.

As a reminder, you will be asked to:

Ratify the new President
Ratify the new Vice-President
Select one person to represent you on the Board for one year
Select three people to represent you on the Board for three years

If you have any questions about the voting process, please feel free to email IVSA Board Member Gill Golding (Gillian.Golding@gold.ac.uk), this year’s lead Elections Officer.

Positions up for election

The following IVSA Executive Board positions are now up for election:

President (3-year term)
Vice President (3-year term)
Treasurer (3-year term)
3 Board members, regular term (3 years)
1 Board member, one-year term.

Board members are expected to participate in Board discussions and decision making in an ongoing manner through email communication, and to play an active role on various IVSA standing and ad hoc committees.  Additionally, during their three-year term, they are expected to attend at least two Board Meetings held the day prior to the annual conference.

Election nominations

 
Here are the candidates for this year’s open positions on the IVSA Board:

Greg Scott

Greg Scott

IVSA President

Molly Merryman

Molly Merryman

IVSA Vice President

Anja Weller

Anja Weller

Board Member:
1 Year Term
3 Year Term

Eric Sencindiver

Eric Sencindiver

Board Member:
1 Year Term
3 Year Term

Heinz Nigg

Heinz Nigg

Board Member:
1 Year Term

Christos Varvantakis

Christos Varvantakis

Board Member:
3 Year Term

David Herman Jr

David Herman Jr

Board Member:
3 Year Term

Emma Arnold

Emma Arnold

Board Member:
3 Year Term

Ernesto Noronha

Ernesto Noronha

Board Member:
3 Year Term

Gary Bratchford

Gary Bratchford

Board Member:
3 Year Term

Joanne Littlefield

Joanne Littlefield

Board Member:
3 Year Term

Magali Peyrefitte

Magali Peyrefitte

Board Member:
3 Year Term

Panizza Allmark

Panizza Allmark

Board Member:
3 Year Term

Relebohile Moletsane

Relebohile Moletsane

Board Member:
3 Year Term

Tara Milbrandt

Tara Milbrandt

Board Member:
3 Year Term

Yolanda Hernandez

Yolanda Hernandez

Board Member:
3 Year Term

Voting

Online voting by IVSA members will be open December 1st through December 15th 2017.

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    If it’s far away, it’s news, but if it’s close at home, it’s sociology.

    James Reston

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    Sometimes one picture is equal to 30 pages of discourse, just as there are things images are completely incapable of communicating.

    William S. Burroughs

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    The task for sociology is to come to the help of the individual. We have to be in service of freedom. It is something we have lost sight of.

    Zygmunt Bauman

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    Visual culture is now the study of how to understand change in a world too enormous to see but vital to imagine.

    Nicholas Mirzoeff

  • Give us adequate images. We lack adequate images. Our civilization does not have adequate images. And I think a civilization is doomed or is going to die out like dinosaurs if it doesn’t develop an adequate language for adequate images.

    Werner Herzog

  • Before I became a film major, I was very heavily into social science, I had done a lot of sociology, anthropology, and I was playing in what I call social psychology, which is sort of an offshoot of anthropology/sociology – looking at a culture as a living organism, why it does what it does.

    George Lucas

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    The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden.

    Pierre Bourdieu

  • You try your hardest to give people their space, but at moments you know you’re capturing their image in ways they may or may not be okay with. It’s that rocking back and forth between respect and betrayal that I feel like is at the heart of the film.

    Kirsten Johnson

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    There are dignified stupidities, and there are heroic stupidities, and there is such a thing as stupid stupidities, and that would be a stupid stupidity not to have a camera on board.

    Werner Herzog

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    One advantage of photography is that it’s visual and can transcend language.

    Lisa Kristine

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    Every photograph promises more than it delivers and delivers more than it intended.

    Steve Harp

  • We never really know what’s around the corner when we’re filming – what turn a story will take, what a character will do or say to surprise us, how the events in the world will impact our story.

    Barbara Kopple

  • I believe that we face incredible obstacles in our attempts to see the world. Everything in our nature tries to deny the world around us; to refabricate it in our own image; to reinvent it for our own benefit. And so, it becomes something of a challenge, a task, to recover (or at least attempt to recover) the real world despite all the impediments to that end.

    Errol Morris

  • Photographers learn to interpret photographs in that technical way because they want to understand and use that ‘language’ themselves (just as musicians learn a more technical musical language than the layman needs). Social scientists who want to work with visual materials will have to learn to approach them in this more studious and time-consuming way

    Howard Becker

  • Watching a documentary with people hacking their way through some polar wasteland is merely a visual. Actually trying to deal with cold that can literally kill you is quite a different thing.

    Henry Rollins

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    Reality changes; in order to represent it, modes of representation must change.

    Bertolt Brecht

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    For any picture, ask yourself what question or questions it might be answering. Since the picture could answer many, questions, we can decide what question we are interested in.

    Howard Becker

  • If you want to tell the untold stories, if you want to give voice to the voiceless, you’ve got to find a language. Which goes for film as well as prose, for documentary as well as autobiography. Use the wrong language, and you’re dumb and blind.

    Salman Rushdie

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