ISMMS New Executive Board and Election for Ordinary Member.

You may remember that prior to the Boundaries and Ties Conference at the University of Victoria (which by the way was a huge success) the Executive Board sent out ballots for two positions which would be changing this year. The elections were held and the results are as follows: Bryan Bardine was chosen as the new ISMMS Chair,  replacing Niall Scott, and Nelson Varas-Diaz was elected to replace outgoing Imke von Helden.

Since Bryan was an ordinary member before the election, his former position is now open, so we will be holding an election in September to fill that position. It’s important to note that next year we will be losing two women from the board (Amber Clifford-Napoleone and Claudia Azevedo), so we are asking interested women, in particular, to apply because we want there to be a fairly equal number of men and women on the board. To nominate yourself, please send an e-mail with your 200-word election statement and 150-word biography to toni-matti.karjalainen@aalto.fi until 31 August 2017.

Currently, the board looks like this:

Bryan Bardine, Chair
Toni-Matti Karjalainen, Secretary
Amber Clifford-Napoleone, Treasurer
Mehmet Yavuz, Communications Officer
Claudia Azevedo, Ordinary Member
Nelson Varas-Diaz, Ordinary Member
Marco Ferrarese, Ordinary Member

A big thank you to Niall (who has served for 10 years) and Imke for their service and congratulations to Bryan and Nelson on being elected.

Also, the deadline for Metal Music Studies 4.1 is fast approaching (10 September). For your full articles, contact Karl Spracklen k.spracklen@leedsbeckett.ac.uk and for short articles, Niall Scott nwrscott@uclan.ac.uk. ​

ISMMS Executive Board