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 >
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.
Caucuses and SIGs may use the SCMS logo (below) after filling out the logo use form and following these guidelines: On all digital or printed materials, the size of the SCMS-SIG or SCMS-caucus logo must at least be the same as that of other logos, brands, or institutional symbols being used, and it must be set in close proximity to all other logos. The logo must also not be altered in any fashion except to lose color if the materials are all in black and white.
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