Call for Candidates - S&WG Head elections 2021

Gender and Communication Section

The Gender and Communication Section (GEN) will be holding online elections for one co-Chair and one Vice-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 GEN Section are eligible to stand for a position and to vote.

The current section's officers Carolina Matos (co-Chair) and Patricia Núñez-Gómez (Vice-chair) were elected in 2020, while Wajiha Raza Rizvi (co-Chair) and Shweta Sharma (Vice-chair) are ending their terms after extending their mandates for a year.

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 GEN Section’s current officers, Wajiha Raza Rizvi (wajiharaza [at], Carolina Matos (Carolina.Matos.1 [at], Shweta Sharma (ssrivastava [at] and Patricia Núñez-Gómez (pnunezgo [at], no later than 16 May.

All candidates must be current members of IAMCR, and of the GEN section. To verify if you are a member of the GEN Section, 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 Gender and Communication Section