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Nominations and Elections
Members of the Association of Global South Studies,

During the months of June and July 2018, the Nominations and Elections Committee will be accepting nominations for seven positions on the AGSS Executive Council. All positions are for a three-year term. The VP/President Elect serves one year as VP, one year as President, and one year as Immediate Past President. According to our Constitution, we need two candidates for each of the following positions:

1. VP/President Elect
2. Executive Council Position #3
3. Secretary
4. Treasurer
5. Chair, Nominations and Elections Committee
6. Chair, Information Services Committee
7. Chair, Teaching Committee

Steps to Nominate
Contact the individual you wish to nominate to see if they are willing to serve on the Executive Council. Candidates must be AGSS members who have paid their annual dues or are lifetime members. Please feel free to nominate yourself. Send the complete name, university or professional affiliation, and e-mail address of the nominee to Michael Hall at mrhall@georgiasouthern.edu before 1 August 2018. Nominees who are selected as candidates must provide a brief biographical sketch.
Election ballots will be available before 15 August 2018 and members will have until 15 September 2018 to cast their votes. Election results will be announced at the annual conference in Albuquerque in November.

Journal of Global South Studies (JGSS) Editor Search

The Editor Search Committee of the Association of Global South Studies (AGSS) invites applications, as well as nominations, for a five-year term as editor of the Journal of Global South Studies (JGSS) starting January 2019.  The editor of the journal shall be appointed and/or reappointed by the Executive Council.  The JGSS publishes original peer-reviewed articles and a variety of book reviews.

The editor is responsible for working with six associate editors: five regional editors (Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East) and the book review editor.  The editor is responsible for accepting or rejecting manuscripts, guiding manuscripts through the review process, and working to submit completed journals twice per year to the University Press of Florida.  The AGSS will subsidize a one-class release per semester, capped at $10K annually, at the editor’s academic home institution.

Candidates should be recognized scholars with a background and interests relevant to Global South Studies. Applicants should also possess managerial and organizational skills, as well as publishing/editorial experience.  The current editor will produce the Spring 2019 issue.  The new editor will begin to receive manuscripts shortly after being appointed and will be responsible for the Fall 2019 issue.

The Editor Search Committee encourages prompt submission of nominations and applications so that candidates may be considered and contacted about their interest in applying.  At that point, applicants will be provided with a more detailed list of the editor’s responsibilities.  Applicants should send a letter of intent and a current curriculum vitae to Dr. Lauren Eastwood, chair of the Editor Search Committee, at lauren.eastwood@plattsburgh.edu.  The subject heading of the email should read: “JGSS Editor Search.”   The Editor Search Committee will begin the review of applications on  1 August 2018, and the process will continue until the position is filled.  All questions regarding the editor search should be directed to Dr. Eastwood.

THE DR. HAROLD ISAACS THIRD WORLD STUDIES COLLECTION

This unique collection, located in the James Earl Carter Library of Georgia Southwestern State University, was donated in April 2001 by Dr. Harold Isaacs, GSW Professor Emeritus of History. The collection, a valuable resource for students and scholars interested in the Global South, includes books, periodicals, newspapers, audio cassettes, video tapes, correspondence, and other documents bearing on the Third World in Perspective Program Seminar Series (1981-present), Association of Third World Studies (ATWS, 1983-), and Journal of Third World Studies (JTWS, 1984), institutions created and developed by Dr. Isaacs with the support and assistance of scholars around the globe.

The section on the Third World in Perspective Program Seminar Series contains letters, brochures, and newspaper accounts related to more than 150 seminars held since 1981. The ATWS materials include information on the founding and history of the organization, key members, annual meetings, newsletters, awards, website, elections and UN consultative status. Journal of Third World Studies section features the editor and associate editors, publicity on published issues, reviews of manuscript submissions, and the title pages and table of contents of each issue.