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.


Michael Innis-Jimenez, Univ. of Alabama, chair
Cecilia Méndez Gastelumendi, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
George Derek Musgrove, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County
Srijita Pal, Univ. of Southern California
Sharlene Sinegal-DeCuir, Xavier Univ., La.


Debbie Ann Doyle, Meetings Manager