Committee on Gender Equity

Established: 1969 (as the Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women); reconstituted in 1971 as the Committee on Women Historians; renamed the Committee on Gender Equity in 2017

Purpose: To advocate for and monitor women's and gender equity in the discipline, including recommending policies and best practices in that regard; to promote women's and gender history and the history of sexuality; and to foster an inclusive scholarship that challenges and transforms the practice of history, both substantively and methodologically.

Membership: 5 members, including one graduate student or early career professional. Members serve for three-year terms, with new members added on a staggered yearly basis. The committee meets twice a year by teleconference.

Assignment to Division: None. Reports on its work to the Council.


Victoria A. Castillo, Coll. of William and Mary, co-chair
Sarah Ross, Boston Coll., co-chair
Ernesto Chavez, Univ. of Texas, El Paso
Clare Crowston, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Lauren Henley, Univ. of Richmond


Debbie Ann Doyle, Meetings Manager