Call for Candidates - S&WG Head elections 2021

Digital Divide Working Group

The Digital Divide Working Group (DID) will be holding online elections for two co-Chair positions, for the term 2021 - 2025.

The elections will be held online from 16 June until 14 September using the SurveyMonkey platform. Individual members and representatives of institutional members who are also registered as members of the DID working group are eligible to stand for a position and to vote.

The current officers Olga Smirnova (chair) and Anna Gladkova (vice-chair) are ending their terms this year, and Massimo Ragnedda was elected Vice-chair in 2018. Anna and Massimo are seeking to be elected as co-Chairs.

Interested candidates must send their name, institutional position, a statement of no more than 500 words and a photograph to elections [at] with a copy to the DID working group’s current officers, Olga Smirnova (smirnovaorama [at], Anna Gladkova (gladkova_a [at] and Massimo Ragnedda (massimo.ragnedda [at], no later than 16 May.

All candidates must be current members of IAMCR, and of the DID working group. To verify if you are a member of the DID working group, log in to your IAMCR account and select “My Sections and Working Groups” from the menu.

You can find the election rules at:

Read about the Digital Divide Working Group