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Caucuses

Society for Cinema and Media Studies Caucuses are formed and maintained to provide advocacy, fellowship, and networking opportunities for those who have been historically un- or underrepresented within SCMS, professional organizations, and the academy, based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or marginalized economic status. In addition to providing outreach to un- or underrepresented persons and groups in other academic disciplines, Caucuses support scholarship by, and about, those historically un- or underrepresented groups within SCMS.

 

 

For general information or information that is specific to organizing a new caucus, SCMS members can reference the SCMS bylaws and policies relevant to Caucuses or contact the Caucus Coordinating Committee Co-chairs listed below.


Caucus Liaison:
Kara Keeling, kkeeling[at]cinema[dot]usc[dot]edu 

Caucus Coordinating Committee

Julie Levin Russo
Jeffrey Masko
julielevinrusso[at]gmail[dot]com j.alan.masko[at]gmail[dot]com

 

Information about the responsibilities of Caucus Chairs and Caucus Coordinating Committee Chairs can be found here (opens as a PDF).

 

 

CURRENT CAUCUSES

African/African American Caucus
The African/African American Caucus provides advocacy, fellowship, community building, mentoring and academic networking for its members.
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Asian/Pacific American Caucus
APAC is dedicated to promoting, encouraging, and facilitating the participation and recognition of scholars of Asian and Pacific heritage working in all disciplinary fields, as well as scholarship on Asian, Asian American, and Pacific film/media.
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Caucus on Class
The Caucus on Class explores ways in which social class influences both curriculum and the conditions under which faculty and students work and learn.
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Latino/a Caucus
The Latina/o Caucus is an organization dedicated to the analysis of audiovisual culture made by, about, and for Latina/os and Latin Americans.
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Middle East Caucus

Queer Caucus
The Queer Caucus works for inclusion of issues of interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer scholars, serves as a networking group for those interested in queer cinema and media studies, and offers mentorship to LGBTQ graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty.
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Women's Caucus
The Women’s Caucus holds as its mission to represent the concerns of women in our profession and to promote feminist and gender-oriented panels, papers, and workshops at SCMS conferences, as well as the work of women scholars in areas of scholarship that remain male dominated.
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