Call for new postgraduate working group convener

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Two groups of academics chatting at the BISA ECR day 2023

The South East Europe Working Group (SEE WG) is looking for a new postgraduate working group convener who will join the convenorship team with Elena Stavrevska and Mate Subašić, current conveners of the SEE WG. 

The postgraduate convener role is important to SEE WG because it provides opportunity for the group to focus on the interests and needs of our postgraduate community and support them in advancing their research and skills through collaboration with and support from the senior colleagues. 

Becoming a working group convener is a great opportunity to really shape your area of research and expand your networks and horizons. Convener roles can be challenging, but hugely enjoyable and a great stepping stone for the next stage in your career. 

The responsibilities of a convener include: coordinating submissions for the BISA Annual Conference, including both panels and abstracts; organising and coordinating SEE WG events, online or in person, including in collaboration with other Groups and external institutions; engaging and expanding WG membership; keep track of WG’s online presence and communications, as well as reporting to BISA as necessary. The terms are usually for two years and can be extended once.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 15 May. In the meantime, feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about the role.

As per BISA regulations, all conveners must have an up-to-date BISA membership and must be BISA members for the entire duration of their appointment, but you can nominate yourself prior to holding membership. More information about the structure and requirements of BISA working groups as well as eligibility criteria for convenorship can be found on the BISA website. 

Please send your expression of interest/nomination by 15 May 2024 to, with ‘convenership 2024’ in the subject line. If there are multiple nominations, we can hold a WG election.

Best wishes, 

Elena and Mate