IVSA ELECTIONS: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

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

The following IVSA Executive Board positions are now open for nominations:

  • Treasurer (3-year term)
  • 3 Board members, regular term (3 years)
  • 1 Board member, one-year term

 

Treasurer (3-year term)

As a member of the IVSA Executive Board, the Treasurer is expected to participate in Board discussions and decision making in an ongoing manner through online communication, and to play an active role on various IVSA standing and ad hoc committees.  Additionally, during the three-year term, the Treasurer is expected to attend at least two Board Meetings held the day prior to the annual conference.

The Treasurer will be accountable to the Financial Oversight Committee (constituted from the Board). The Treasurer’s primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Working with president to oversee the activities and responsibilities of the Business Manager;
  • Ensure detailed monthly financial reporting to the board (i.e., conveying reports from Business Manager);
  • Writing a short monthly “Note from the IVSA Treasurer” to be included in the monthly
    “What’s Up with IVSA” email newsletter as a way of providing membership with a general overview and update of IVSA’s ongoing financial situation;
  • Serve as second signature authority and second set of eyes on IVSA financial transactions;
  • Preparing a “Treasurer’s Report” for presentation at the annual general meeting (aka, “Business Meeting”) at each year’s conference; this annual report also will be published on the IVSA website.

 

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 online 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.


 
Nominations and self-nominations will be accepted until 30th November 2018. All nominees must be members of the IVSA.

Each nomination or self-nomination must be accompanied by a short statement (250-word maximum; longer statements will be edited by the election committee) that describes (1) your background and interest in the IVSA and (2) how you envision making contributions to the organization, along with a profile photo that can be posted on the elections page of the IVSA website.

Election Nomination

Only IVSA Members can make a nomination, if you are an IVSA member please log in and return to this page (once you are logged in the nomination form will be visible).

If you are not already a member of the IVSA we encourage you to join today.

If you have any enquiries, please contact:
Gill Golding Gillian.Golding@gold.ac.uk

Voting will take place between 6-20 December.

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

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  • 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.

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    Henry Rollins

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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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    Barbara Kopple

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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

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

    Pierre Bourdieu

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

    Lisa Kristine

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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.

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    George Lucas

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    James Reston

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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.

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

    Bertolt Brecht

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