Council Member, Research Division, 2018–21


University of New Mexico

Melissa Bokovoy is professor and was chair of the history department (2013–19 and 2022–23) at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She is currently past president of the Association for Women in Slavic Studies after serving as president in 2021 and 2022.  She also served a three-year term as an elected councilor of the Research Division of the American Historical Association.

Dr. Bokovoy has won awards and grants for her research, teaching, and service.  In 2001, she was appointed University of New Mexico Regents’ Lecturer and a decade later was named UNM Outstanding Teacher of the Year (2011–12). In 2013, she became co-principal investigator of UNM’s American Historical Association’s Career Diversity Pilot Program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She was the PI for the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Next Generation Implementation Grant (2016–17).  For 2015–18, she was awarded, with Dr. Eleni Bastea, a NEH Enduring Question grant for the development of the interdisciplinary course: “How do Societies Remember.”