Standing Committees

Overview, guidelines, categories, deadlines, policies, location & logistics


CIES has eight standing committees: Nominations, Publications, Special Interest Group (SIG) Oversight, Awards Committee, Finance and Investments, Gender and Education, Under-represented Ethnic and Ability Groups (UREAG) and New Scholars.

The Gender and Education Committee fosters attention to gender issues in the CIES and promote the inclusion and professional development of women. The Committee organizes an annual symposium at the CIES conference, to which all CIES members are warmly invited. Symposium presentations reflect the breadth, depth, and quality of the research, programming, and advocacy occurring in the field of gender and education. Recent topics have included: gender as a cross-cutting theme in research, policy, and advocacy; family life and academic stress; gender and peace education; and globalization, gender, and education. The Committee also hosts events including pre-conference workshops, lunchtime speakers, and networking receptions; and engages in research on the inclusion of women in CIES and the annual meeting.

Learn more about the Gender and Education Symposium, to be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.  9:00am-1:30pm - Business Meeting- 2:00-3:00pm.  Click here for more information. 

The New Scholars Committee promotes the participation and collegiality among new scholars in CIES through various programs and activities. The activities of the committee are designed to improve the participation of new scholars in the Society, to encourage contributions of new scholars to the Society and to facilitate network opportunities among new scholars and practitioners in the field.

Committee Co-Chairs

Dante J. Salto (University at Albany, SUNY)

Vilelmini Tsagkaraki (McGill University)


Maria Ishaq Khan (University at Albany, SUNY)

Dissertation Workshops Subcommittee

Mary Chandy Vayaliparampil (Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy)

Katerina Davis (Florida State University)

Publication Workshops Subcommittee

Sahtiya Logan (University of Virginia)

Kathleen Wong (Niagara University)

Essentials Series Subcommittee

Elisabeth Lefebvre (University of Minnesota)

Rashed Al-Haque (University of Western Ontario)

Treisy Romero (University at Albany, SUNY)

Matthew Thomas (University of Minnesota)

Bethany Wilinksi (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Communications Subcommittee

Andrea Brown Murga (Institute of International Education)

Orientation Subcommittee

Martina Arnal (University of Minnesota)

Anya Niazov (DePaul University)

Review Subcommittee

Kara Janigan, PhD (OISE- University of Toronto)


Rhiannon Williams (University of Minnesota)

Mariusz Galczynski (McGill University)

The UREAG Committee (Underrepresented Racial, Ethnic, and Ability Groups) strives to remove barriers to participation in the CIES, at CIES Annual Conferences, and in access to publication of professional articles. The committee aims to increase the participation of under-represented racial, ethnic and ability groups in all CIES policies, programs and activities. UREAG also sponsors panels at the CIES Annual Conference on topics relevant to under-represented racial, ethnic and ability groups. Click here for the UREAG Call for Papers.