SCMS is its members. The Society is a member-run organization.
In addition to service on Committees and the Board of Directors, our Caucuses, Scholarly Interest Groups (SIGs), and Graduate Student Organization (GSO) facilitate members’ involvement in and education about the organization. Such groups also offer members opportunities to support and to network with other SCMS members regarding pedagogy, research, publication, and career development, and to build relationships with scholars and organizations outside the Society.
SCMS members are encouraged to become involved in our various groups. Please visit the homepages and members-only group pages of SCMS Caucuses, SIGs and Organizations for more information.
Caucuses are formed and maintained to provide fellowship and networking opportunities for their members, advocacy within SCMS, and outreach to un- or underrepresented persons and groups in other academic disciplines. Caucuses also support scholarship by, and about, those historically un- or underrepresented groups within SCMS. View all caucuses >
Scholarly Interest Groups
SIGs are groups comprised of persons who share an interest in a particular medium, a genre, a methodology, the media of a particular nation or region, or any other subcategory within the rubric of cinema and media studies. SIGs are formed and maintained to provide fellowship and networking opportunities for their members, and to support scholarship in that scholarly interest within SCMS. View all scholarly interest groups >
**Please Note** We are delighted to see the engagement of our members with Scholarly Interest Group (SIG) development; the number of SIGs has now grown to 31! We don’t wish to discourage the formation of new SIGs, but because each group is allotted annual SCMS funding we need to research and refine policies regarding SIGs, particularly regarding funding if/as new SIGs continue to be established. For this reason, the Board has set a temporary hiatus in the consideration of new SIG proposals before the October board meeting, to allow time for a subcommittee to make recommendations on future policies regarding SIGs. We hope to be able to accept new proposals shortly after this meeting.
Graduate Student Organization
Graduate students constitute the largest membership group in SCMS, and represent the next generation of film, television, and new media scholars. Graduate student concerns are addressed through the Graduate Student Organization, which was formed in the late eighties to provide fellowship, support, and advocacy for the Society’s graduate student members.
View graduate student organization >
At the annual conference, SCMS will provide a meeting room for group business
meetings. Groups can also schedule meetings offsite at local restaurants,
taverns, and bars.
Sign up for a meeting time >
Report Election Results
It is important for each caucus, SIG, and coordinating committee to notify the home office regarding election results. This allows the home office to have an accurate record of all elected individuals for your caucus, SIG, or committee. Please complete the election results form after your election to ensure all records and the website is up to date.
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