Voting in the AAS election has closed and the results are in!
In August this year the AAS opened nominations for two positions on the Executive Committee: President Elect and one Ordinary Director. For the office of President Elect we received one nomination so members were not required to vote on this appointment. For the position of Ordinary Director we received nominations from three highly qualified candidates and would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for volunteering their service to the Society and to Australian anthropology. The election for this position was open for four weeks and closed on Monday, 2 November 2020.
It is our pleasure to announce Dr Suzi Hutchings as the next President Elect. Suzi is an Indigenous anthropologist of Central Arrernte descent and her election marks a historic moment for Australian anthropology, as it is the first time that an Indigenous anthropologist will lead the AAS. Suzi is a Senior Lecturer in the RMIT College of Global, Urban and Social Studies with professional and academic expertise in a range of fields, including native title, social justice, youth, family law, Indigenous affairs, tertiary education, community service and health in Australia and North America.
It is our pleasure to announce that Dr Adele Millard has been elected as the next Ordinary Director. Adele is currently the Senior Anthropologist coordinating native title research at the Central Land Council in Alice Springs, and an Honorary Research Fellow of The University of Western Australia. Adele has worked in applied and academic anthropology across a range of research fields, including native title, Indigenous heritage, customary marine tenure, environmental anthropology, regional development, business anthropology, ageing and new media, intergenerational care and equity, and cross-cultural dementia care.
Suzi and Adele will be stepping into their respective roles after the upcoming AGM and we are very excited to be welcoming them both to the team.