Committee on Minority Historians

Established: 1990

Purpose: To advocate for a more inclusive profession by representing the interest and concerns of minority historians; to foster an inclusive scholarship that challenges and transforms the practice of history, both substantively and methodologically; to work with other committees within the Association and to support the Association’s outreach to public history organizations and K–12 teachers.

Membership: 5 members, including one graduate student or early career professional. Committee meets twice a year by teleconference with CMH members serving a minimum of three years. New members will be added on a staggered yearly basis.

Assignment to Division: Reports on its work to the Council, works with appropriate divisions and committees on specific issues.


Cecilia Méndez Gastelumendi, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, chair
Sharika Crawford, US Naval Academy
Antwain Hunter, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Farina King, Northeastern State Univ., Tahlequah
Srijita Pal, Univ. of Southern California


Debbie Ann Doyle, Meetings Manager