Structure


WAC is organised into an Executive and Council. The Council is made up of representatives from the regional colleges. See below for more detail on each.

 

The Executive

The Executive

The Executive is the main governing body of WAC between meetings of Council. It administers the affairs of WAC in accordance with its statutes, the decisions and policy of the Assembly, and the decisions of Council. The Executive has full power to take any decisions which may be necessary or desirable in the interests of WAC between meetings of the Council. However, the Executive is expected wherever possible to take into consideration the views of Council and should, where appropriate, attempt to ascertain these views before making decisions. Meetings of the Executive shall take place at such times and places as it shall decide, and are expected to be at least annually.

The Members of the Executive are:
a] the Officers of WAC;
b] three members of the Council, from different electoral regions and, if possible, from Regions other than those of the elected officers, elected by the Council to sit on the Executive;
c] one Indigenous member elected by the Indigenous Group of the Council;
d] one Student representative.

 

Executive Officers

President

Koji Mizoguchi (Japan)
Email: mizog@scs.kyushu-u.ac.jp & mizoguchi_635@hotmail.com

Vice-President

Anne Pyburn (United States; outgoing; serving until Sept 2017)
Email: apyburn@indiana.edu

Ines Domingo (Spain; incoming and starting to serve in Sept 2017)
Email: ines.domingo@ub.edu

Secretary

Akira Matsuda (Japan; outgoing; serving until Sept 2017)
Email: amatsuda@l.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu (South Africa; incoming; starting to serve in Sept 2017)
Email: ndukuyakhe@googlemail.com

Treasurer

Dru McGill (United States; outgoing; serving until Sept 2017)
Email: demcgill@ncsu.edu

Katsuyuki Okamura (Japan; incoming; starting to serve in Sept 2017)
Email: arc-alc@zeus.eonet.ne.jp

 

The Council

The Council

The Council is the main governing body of WAC between meetings of the Assembly and carries into effect the policies established by the Assembly, including the receipt of annual reports from international organising committees. It is hoped that the Council will be able to meet biennially.

The members of the Council are:

a] the Officers of WAC;
b] two representatives from each Regional Electoral College, a Senior Representative and a Junior Representative.
c] eight representatives of Indigenous peoples/the Fourth World .
d] members of WAC elected to positions by the elected officers.
e] one Student representative.

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

Senior Representative for Central Africa

(Being discussed in the region)

Junior Representative for Central Africa

(Being discussed in the region)

Senior Representative for Eastern and Southern Africa

Gloria Kendi Borona (Kenya) Elected at WAC-7 and serving till WAC-9
Email: gloria@africanrockart.org & kendigloria@yahoo.com

Junior Representative for Eastern and Southern Africa

Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu (South Africa) Elected at WAC-7 and serving till WAC-9
Email: ndukuyakhe@googlemail.com

Senior Representative for Northern Africa

(Being discussed in the region)

Junior Representative for Northern Africa

(Being discussed in the region)

Senior Representative for Western Africa

(Being discussed in the region)

Junior Representative for Western Africa

Kolawole Olugbenga Adekola (Nigeria) Elected at WAC-8 and serving till WAC-10
Email: kolawole.adekola@gmail.com

Senior Representative for Central America and the Caribbean

Basil A. Reid (West Indies) Elected at WAC-7 and serving till WAC-9
Email: Basil.Reid@sta.uwi.edu & breidster@gmail.com

Junior Representative for Central America and the Caribbean

(Being discussed in the region)

Senior Representative for Northern America

Richard Hutchings (Canada) Elected at WAC-8 and serving till WAC-10
Email: Richard.Hutchings@viu.ca

Junior Representative for Northern America

Dru McGill (United States) Elected at WAC-8 and serving till WAC-10
Email: demcgill@ncsu.edu

Senior Representative for Southern America

Andres Zarankin (Argentina) Elected at WAC-7 and serving till WAC-9
Email: zarankin@yahoo.com

Junior Representative for Southern America

Jose Roberto Pellini (Brazil) Elected at WAC-8 and serving till WAC-10
Email: jrpellini@gmail.com

Senior Representative for Eastern Asia

(Being discussed in the region)

Junior Representative for Eastern Asia

(Being discussed in the region)

Senior Representative for Southeastern Asia and the Pacific

Stephen Chia Ming Soon (Malaysia) Elected at WAC-7 and serving till WAC-9
Email: stephen@usm.my

Junior Representative for Southeastern Asia and the Pacific

Jordan Ralph (Australia) Elected at WAC-7 and serving till WAC-9
Email: ralp0019@uni.flinders.edu.au

Senior Representative for Southern Asia

Manoj Kumar Singh (India) Elected at WAC-7 and serving till WAC-9
Email: mksinghanthro@rediffmail.com

Junior Representative for Southern Asia

Naheed Sultana (Bangladesh) Elected at WAC-7 and serving till WAC-9
Email: nahid.sltn@gmail.com

Senior Representative for Western Asia

Arwa Badran (Jordan) Elected at WAC-7 and serving till WAC-9
Email: arwaroto@hotmail.com

Junior Representative for Western Asia

Chemi Shiff (Israel) Elected at WAC-7 and serving till WAC-9
Email: chemishiff@gmail.com

Senior Representative for Central & Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Sergiu Musteata (Moldova) Elected at WAC-8 and serving till WAC-10
Email: sergiu_musteata@yahoo.com

Junior Representative for Central & Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Monika Baumanova (Czech Republic) Elected at WAC-8 and serving till WAC-10
Email: monika.baumanova@uclmail.net

Senior Representative for Northern Europe

(Being discussed in the region)

Junior Representative for Northern Europe

Anna Karlström (Sweden) Elected at WAC-7 and serving till WAC-9
Email: anna.karlstrom@konstvet.uu.se

Senior Representative for Southern Europe
(Being discussed in the region)

Junior Representative for Southern Europe

Dídac Roman (Spain) Elected at WAC-7 and serving till WAC-9
Email: didac.roman@uv.es

INDIGENOUS REPRESENTATIVES

Indigenous Representatives
Amber Kiri Aranui (New Zealand – Maori) Serving till WAC-9
Email: ambera@tepapa.govt.nz

Audie Huber (North American Quinault Indian Nation) Serving till WAC-9
Email: audiehuber@ctuir.org

Dorothy Lippert (Native American – Choctaw) Serving till WAC-9
Email: lippert.dorothy@nmnh.si.edu

Inga-Maria Mulk (Sweden – Sami) Serving till WAC-9
Email: i.m.mulk@gmail.com

Jasmine Willika (Australia) Serving till WAC-9
Email: Will1260@flinders.edu.au

Sara Gonzalez (Native American) Serving till WAC-9
Email: gonzalsa@uw.edu

Aulii Mitchell (Hawaii) Serving till WAC-9
Email: amitchell@culturalsurveys.com

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

To be appointed soon

APPOINTED MEMBERS OF THE WAC COUNCIL

Co-editor of Archaeologies

Jan Turek (Czech Republic) Appointed in 2013
Email: turekjan@hotmail.com

John Carman (United Kingdom) Appointed in 2016
Email: j.carman@bham.ac.uk

Membership Secretary 

Jordan Ralph (Australia) Appointed in 2016 and serving till WAC-9
Email: ralp0019@uni.flinders.edu.au

 

Regional Colleges

Regional Colleges

WAC is organised into 14 Regional Electoral Colleges. These Colleges were established to foster the development of regional connections in the study of cultural heritage and to provide a structure for global elected representation in this international archaeological organization. The 14 Regional Electoral Colleges of WAC are:

 

Central Africa
Angola, Congo, Brazzaville
Burundi, Equatorial Guinea
Cameroon, Gabon, Sao Tome, Principe
Central African Republic, Rwanda
Cha, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Eastern and Southern Africa
Botswana, Republic of South Africa
Ethiopia, Somalia
Kenya, Sudan
Lesotho, Tanzania
Madagascar, Uganda
Malawi, Zambia
Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Namibia

Northern Africa
Algeria, Morocco
Egypt, Tunisia
Libya, Western Sahara

Western Africa
Benin, Liberia
Burkina Faso, Mali
Gambia, Nigeria
Ghana, Senegal
Guinea, Sierra Leone
Guinea Bissau, Togo
Ivory Coast, Niger, Mauritania and Cape Verde

Central America and the Caribbean
Belize, Nicaragua
Caribbean Islands, Panama
Costa Rica, Puerto Rico
French Guiana, Salvador
Guatemala, Surinam
Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago
Honduras, Venezuela
Mexico

Northern America
Canada, United States of America
Greenland

Southern America
Argentina, Ecuador
Bolivia, Paraguay
Brazi1, Peru
Chile, Uruguay
Colombia

Eastern Asia
China, Chinese Taiwan, Korea, Mongolia, Japan

Southeastern Asia and the Pacific
Australia, New Zealand
Brunei, North Vietnam
Burma, Palau
Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea
Easter Island, Philippines
Marianas, Samoa
Fiji, Singapore
French Polynesia, Solomon Islands
Indonesia, South Vietnam
Kampuchea, Tuvulu
Kiribati, Thailand
Laos, Tonga
Malaysia, Vanuatu
New Caledonia

Southern Asia
Bangladesh, Mauritius
Bhutan, Nepal
India, Sri Lanka
Maldive Islands

Western Asia
Abu Dhabi, Oman
Bahrain, Pakistan
Iran, Qatar
Iraq, Saudi Arabia
Israel, South Yemen
Jordan, Syria
Kuwait, Turkey
Lebanon, United Arab Emirates
North Yemen

Central & Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Afghanistan, Moldova
Armenia, Russia
Austria, Slovakia
Azerbaijan, Tajikistan
Czech Republic, Turkmenia
Georgia, Ukraine
Hungary, Uzbekistan
Khazakstan
Kurgazia

Northern Europe
Belgium, Luxembourg
Denmark, The Netherlands
Estonia, Norway
Finland, Poland
Germany, Sweden
Iceland, Switzerland
Ireland, United Kingdom
Latvia
Lichtenstein
Lithuania

Southern Europe
Albania, Macedonia
Andorra, Monaco
Bosnia, Portugal
Bulgaria, Romania
Croatia, San Marino
France, Serbia
Greece, Slovenia
Italy, Spain