Several positions will be up for election at the Annual General Meeting of the IAAS which will take place on April 28th during the annual conference at UCD. Below is a brief description of the various roles to give you some idea of what each involves. If you are interested in standing for any of these positions, please contact the association’s Secretary ( by April 26th.


The main work of the Vice-Chair is the efficient running of the Prizes Sub-Committee. This involves advertising IAAS prizes and bursaries, identifying external reviewers, managing applications from IAAS members, and ensuring that the awards process is impartial and fair. They also work closely with the Chair and the rest of the Executive Committee to develop new initiatives to benefit IAAS members.


The Secretary maintains up-to-date membership lists and is the main point of contact for the IAAS, managing communications through regular mailings and the association’s social media channels. They are also responsible for taking minutes at committee meetings, and run the elections at the Annual General Meeting.


The Treasurer is responsible for the association’s finances and manages all of the association’s accounts. They prepare budgets and accounts, and report to the committee throughout the year, process payments and invoices, and monitor the association’s financial position to ensure that all commitments can be met.

EAAS Representative

The EAAS representative is the association’s representative on the board of the European Association for American Studies.

Ordinary Committee Members

Ordinary Committee Members have no fixed responsibilities on the Executive Committee but can bring any issues or ideas to the committee that they feel might have a positive impact on the association.


*** All of these positions are two-year terms, apart from the EAAS representative who is elected to a four-year term ***