Call for Nominations for NGSC Co-Chairs

The NASSR Graduate Student Caucus (NGSC) invites nominations for 2 Co-Chairs to serve on its Board. Nominations should be emailed to the current Chair, Kirstyn Leuner, by Wednesday, October 23. Following nominations, a ballot will be available for electronic voting. Ballots will be collected and results tallied by the Chair and NGSC Faculty Mentor, Prof. Jill Heydt-Stevenson (CU-Boulder).

Self-nominations are welcome. NASSR membership is not a requirement to run as a Co-Chair, but it is a requirement to serve as a Co-Chair. All nominees must be graduate students studying Romanticism.

Nominees (if nominating yourself) should provide a brief bio and statement of interest and agree that, if elected, they will be willing to serve for one year. (CV is not required for nominations.)

Co-Chair responsibilities include:

  • Organizing and chairing the NGSC  professional roundtable at the annual NASSR conference
  • Organizing a graduate student pub night at the annual NASSR conference
  • Serving as a liaison for graduate students in the field to the NASSR Board and for NASSR events
  • Working with NGSC Faculty Mentor (Currently, Prof. Jill Heydt-Stevenson)
  • Working with NGSC blog editors to maintain and grow web presence
  • Overseeing and revising by-laws, as needed, under supervision of the NGSC Faculty Mentor.

Furthermore, we encourage nominations of graduate students who are driven, creative, and who would contribute innovative ideas for how this organization can grow and evolve to meet the needs of our changing field.

Email nominations to:

Service is an opportunity to help the NGSC grow and serve graduate students studying Romanticism. If you have ideas about how to make the NGSC stronger or can help it do a better job, please nominate yourself! Or, if you know someone who you think could contribute to the NGSC, please nominate him or her. If you have questions about the position or the organization, please email us and we would be delighted to address them.

NGSC Mission Statement: The NASSR Graduate Student Caucus (NGSC) is intended as a venue, under the aegis of NASSR (North American Society for the Study of Romanticism), for graduate students interested in the study of Romanticism to make contact with one another and to share intellectual and professional resources. We are committed to working together to further the interests, not only of the graduate student community in Romantic studies, but also of the broader profession, by helping to train active and engaged scholars who will continue to strengthen and advance themselves and the discipline. All graduate student members of NASSR are invited to attend caucus meetings and to participate in elections and panels. This is an opportunity for you, the future professional scholars of Romanticism, to take part in an organization designed to address your concerns as student-scholars, to attend to your needs as pre-professionals, and to celebrate your and your peers’ triumphs.

Thank you,

Kirstyn Leuner, Chair
Jill Heydt-Stevenson, Faculty Mentor