***SEWSA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ELECTIONS 2015***
Below are the bios of candidate for open Executive Committee Positions.
Voting will open on Thursday afternoon and will close at 12noon on Friday, March, 27.
People of Color Caucus Chair:
SHARONY GREEN – Dr. Green is an Assistant Professor of American History and holds a joint appointment at The University of Alabama with The Department of History and the Department of Gender and Race Studies. She is a former journalist and an artist (she claims that the latter is the way she “privately endures the tenure track”).
Her research areas include Gender, Urban History, and Transnationalism. Recent projects include exploring race and space in Miami, Florida and interracial intimacies in the antebellum period, which is the subject of her forthcoming book, Remember Me to Miss Louisa: Black and White Intimacies in Antebellum America, due in print from Northern Illinois University Press in June 2015. Her findings for that book were the subject of her paper presented at the SEWSA conference in 2014. The SEWSA 2015 conference will provide the forum for her first think-piece on race, space and masculinity in postwar South Florida, which is the subject of her next project. Sharony Green has enjoyed attending and presenting at the SEWSA annual conferences since her appointment at The University of Alabama, and she has noted that this organization feels like home to her. She is a dedicated scholar and artist, and she is a worthy candidate for the People of Color Caucus Chair.
Membership and Outreach Chair
KIM HALL – Dr. Hall is the new director of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies at Appalachian State University, and is a sustaining member of SEWSA, having attended and participated for many years. She is a professor of philosophy (Ph.D. SUNY-Binghamton), and she’s been at Appalachian for more than 15 years, participating in feminist conferences all over the region, nation, and world. Her cutting edge feminist work has been on disability studies, as she has written articles and edited several volumes on the topic, most recently New Conversations in Feminist Disability Studies, the 2015 Special Issue of Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy. She was Associate Editor of the NWSA Journal while the journal was at Appalachian State. On campus, she was co-founder of the Queer Film Series, and was Coordinator of the Humanities Council, bringing important speakers to campus. Kim’s prodigious energy and creativity are always much appreciated; her enthusiasm is infectious, and she will bring more recognition and membership to SEWSA. She has great ideas, is a wonderful organizer and a supportive delegator of tasks. Her connections in the region are numerous–in gender and disability studies, LGBT studies, and philosophy.
REBECCA LAMBERT – Rebecca received her B.S. in Public Affairs from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and has worked in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Rebecca is currently a graduate student in the Gender and Women’s Studies program at Minnesota State University in Mankato. She began her Gender and Women’s Studies career in the Southeast and plans to return there after her studies are complete. She has held leadership positions with The of League Women Voters, Women’s Leadership Development Programs, and has served on municipal boards such as the Election Commission and the Human Relations Commission. Additionally, Rebecca has worked with a statewide committee on membership recruitment for the League of Women Voters of South Carolina.