Publication Date

March 14, 2016

Perspectives Section

AHA Activities

Compiled by Liz Townsend

The Nominating Committee for 2016–17, chaired by François Furstenberg (Johns Hopkins Univ.), met in Washington, DC, on February 19 and 20 and offers the following candidates for offices of the Association that are to be filled in the election this year.

Update June 1, 2016 – Members have received voting instructions and the link to the online ballot via email. Voting will close Friday, July 15.

President (1-year term)
Tyler E. Stovall, University of California, Santa Cruz (modern France, African Americans in Europe, transnational history)

President-elect (1-year term)
David W. Blight, Yale University (Civil War memory, Frederick Douglass)
Mary Beth Norton, Cornell University (early Anglo-American gender and politics)

Vice President, Professional Division (3-year term)
Kevin Boyle, Northwestern University (20th-century US)
Eric Hinderaker, University of Utah (politics of memory, comparative colonization)

Council/Divisions (3-year terms)
Councilor, Profession
Suzanne L. Marchand, Louisiana State University (German theology/philology/history, 19th-century art and archaeology)
Muriel C. McClendon, University of California, Los Angeles (early modern Britain)

Councilor, Research
Becky M. Nicolaides, independent scholar (history of American suburbs)
Abby Smith Rumsey, independent scholar (history of ideas, media, and information technologies)

Councilor, Teaching
Carlos A. Contreras, Grossmont College (Mexico, US-Latin American relations)
Sarah E. Shurts, Bergen Community College (modern French intellectual identity construction, development of French extreme right)

Committee on Committees (3-year term)
Ariel de la Fuente, Purdue University (Latin America)
Kaya Şahin, Indiana University (early modern Ottoman history)

Nominating Committee (3-year terms)
Slot 1
Adam J. Davis, Denison University (medieval church, ecclesiastical reform, history of charity)
Susannah R. Ottaway, Carleton College (British social, European family)

Slot 2
Purnima Dhavan, University of Washington (Mughal literary cultures, early modern information networks)
Elizabeth S. Schmidt, Loyola University Maryland (Cold War and decolonization, gender, and nationalism in Africa)

Slot 3
Lauren Benton, Vanderbilt University (comparative colonial, legal)
Laurent Dubois, Duke University (Haitian revolution, Afro-Atlantic religion and cultural, Caribbean)

Nominations may also be made by petition; each petition must carry the signatures of 100 or more members of the Association in good standing and indicate the particular vacancy for which the nomination is intended. Nominations by petition must be in the hands of the Nominating Committee on or before May 1, and should be sent to the AHA office at 400 A St. SE, Washington, DC 20003. All nominations must be accompanied by certification of willingness of the nominee to serve if elected. In distributing the annual ballot to the members of the Association, the Nominating Committee shall present and identify such candidates nominated by petition along with its own candidates. Balloting will begin June 1.

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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