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The association shall have as one of its standing committees the Minority Scholars’ Committee. The Minority Scholars’ Committee shall have as its function to keep the Council and the association’s membership informed of the issues affecting minority scholars in the profession and shall have responsibility for special tasks involving minority scholars in the membership. The Minority Scholars’ Committee shall be composed of six members of the association named by the Executive Committee with the approval of the Council, following an open call to the membership for self-nominations and suggestions. Each of these six members shall serve three-year, non-renewable, staggered terms. The chair of the Minority Scholars’ Committee shall be named from the committee’s membership by the Executive Committee with the approval of the Council and shall serve a single term not to exceed three years. The executive director shall, ex officio, be a member of the Minority Scholars’ Committee.
The Minority Scholars’ Committee of the American Studies Association invites nominations for the 2014 Richard A. Yarborough Mentoring Award. The prize was established in 2012, and will honor a scholar who, like Richard Yarborough, demonstrates dedication to and excellence in mentoring. The winner will be announced at the Mentoring Breakfast of the Minority Scholars’ Committee during the annual meeting of the association to be held November 5-9, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Come join the Minority Scholars Committee at our sponsored events at the Washington, DC Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, 20-24 November 2013!
Okay, I’ll be the first. Since I’m new to this venue, and would like to participate, I am wondering what this forum believes to be the main issues affecting minority scholars? And are these different from issues in the past few years?