WiG Mentoring

We have set up a slack space with various channels for different mentoring needs. For example, we have channels for alt-ac careers, contingency, administration, advocacy, graduate students, starting the t-t, parenting and care work, and working towards anti-racist future (more can be added as needed).

Please email Maria Stehle at president@womeningerman.org if you could like an invite to join the slack space!

Call for Nominations: Vice-President / President Elect of WiG

The Steering Committee announces the opening of nominations for Vice-President / President-Elect of the Coalition of Women in German. Please consider nominating someone for this position or indicate your own willingness to be a candidate by March 15, 2021 by sending an email to steering@womeninggerman.org. This is a wonderful way for experienced Wiggies to deepen their engagement with WiG and to give back to the organization they value.

Requirements for the office include:

  1. Current membership in WiG, with previous leadership experience in the organization (for example, as Steering Committee member, member of Newsletter or Yearbook staff, conference organizer, prize committee member, or Web Editor) and attendance at the annual WiG conference within the last five years.
  2. A secure and stable academic position.
  3. Institutional support (for travel to conferences, administrative assistant support).

The duties for the position are as follows:

  • The Vice President serves for two years in preparation for assuming a two-year term as President.
  • The VP supports and advises the President and shares responsibilities for organizing / conducting searches (Treasurer, Yearbook Co-editors, Newsletter Editor(s), Web and Social Media Coordinators etc.); the VP shares other responsibilities as needed, such as facilitating communication between annual conferences and reviewing applications for the Zantop Graduate Travel Award and other prizes.
  • The Vice President is expected to attend the pre-conference Steering Committee meeting as well as the entire conference each year of tenure as VP and President.
  • Once President, the candidate will guide WiG in the development of its vision and mission for the future; will develop and implement new initiatives as needed (e.g. specific fundraising or website projects); will ensure communication between all organs of the organization; and will represent WiG and network and collaborate with other relevant organizations (attendance at professional conferences of these organizations is strongly encouraged)—all in consultation with the Vice President and other WiG officers.

Procedure:

If you wish to nominate someone, you MUST first contact that person to make sure that your candidate: will accept the nomination, is in a position to fulfill the requisite responsibilities, and is willing and able to attend the requisite pre-conference Steering Committee meetings and conferences.

Once all candidates have been nominated to the Steering Committee (please use steering@womeninggerman.org to send in your nomination), candidates will be asked to prepare a Candidate Statement which will be distributed to the Membership before online voting opens in April.

Call for Nominations: Co-Editor of WiG’s Bi-Annual Journal Feminist German Studies

WiG is searching for a new co-editor for Feminist German Studies to begin in January 2022 for a 3-year term (renewable once). 

Required Qualifications:

  • Member of WiG with longstanding record of participation and contribution to the organization;
  • A secure and stable position, senior rank preferred; 
  • A strong research/publication record; 
  • Editing experience; 
  • Vision to enhance FGS
  • Institutional support ideal (travel funds to attend WiG conference; editorial assistant or other support for managing the flow of manuscripts; course release also desirable).

Duties:

  • Recruit members for Editorial Board as needed to replace outgoing members and to support editorial vision for FGS.
  • Solicit manuscripts, send out for review, make selections, prepare copy of regular issue to meet publisher’s deadline.
  • Solicit proposals for annual special issue, work closely with and support guest editors throughout process, send submissions out for review, prepare final manuscript to meet publisher’s guidelines and deadlines. 
  • Maintain healthy working relationship with press (currently University of Nebraska Press); renegotiate contract as needed.
  • Submit annual report to the editorial board and the steering committee in late winter/early spring
  • At least one co-editor attends annual SC meeting at conference. Run Editorial Board meeting during the conference. Report to attendees of business meeting during conference weekend.

Please send your application (1-2 page statement of interest and current CV) to the search committee at president@womeningerman.org by March 1, 2021. 

New WiG Vice-President/President Elect

Congratulations to Helga Thorson (University of Victoria) for joining the WiG leadership team as WiG’s newly elected VP/P! Helga will be working alongside Elizabeth Bridges (Rhodes College), who will take over as the organization’s president in October 2018.

Transnational Perspectives on Black Germany

Transnational Perspectives on Black Germany, May 23-25, 2018. The conference is co-organized by an international team of WiG members that includes BGHRA president Rosemarie Peña, emeritus professor Sara Lennox, doctoral candidate Karina Griffith, and associate professor of German and cinema studies Angelica Fenner. It will feature two cultural evenings, two keynotes by respectively Dr. Fatima. El-Tayeb and Noah Sow, and a variety of scholarly panels on the topic of Black German history and cultural production.