Publication Date

March 8, 2022

Perspectives Section

AHA Activities

The Nominating Committee for 2022–23, chaired by Carla Pestana (Univ. of California, Los Angeles), met virtually in February and offers the following candidates for offices of the Association that are to be filled in the election this year. Voting by AHA members will begin June 1.


Edward W. Muir Jr., Northwestern University (Clarence L. Ver Steeg Professor; medieval and early modern Europe, religion, urban, legal and criminal)


Thavolia Glymph, Duke University (Peabody Family Distinguished Professor of History and Professor of Law; slavery, emancipation, plantation societies and economies, gender, women)

Earl Lewis, University of Michigan (Thomas C. Holt Distinguished University Professor of History, Afroamerican and African Studies and Public Policy; race and ethnicity, US, politics and power)

Professional Division

Vice President

Anne Hyde, University of Oklahoma (professor; 19th-century North American West, Indigenous America, race)

Maria Montoya, New York University (Global Network Associate Professor) and NYU Shanghai (dean of Arts and Sciences; US, American West, labor, environmental)


Tony Frazier, North Carolina Central University (associate professor; social and legal history of blacks in 18th-century in Great Britain, Atlantic slavery and emancipation, African American)

Mike Rattanasengchanh, Midwestern State University (assistant professor; US-Thai public diplomacy)

Research Division


Maureen Elgersman Lee, College of William & Mary (Mellon Engagement Coordinator for African American Heritage and Bray School Lab Director; African American community, Black women in Canada and Caribbean, slavery)

Erin Greenwald, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (vice president, Public Programs; French Atlantic world, colonial Louisiana)

Teaching Division


Hanael Bianchi, Howard Community College (professor and chair; St George’s Day in English history, Catholic culture in modern America)

Charles Zappia, San Diego Mesa College (retired dean; corporatization of higher education, community college historians, transformation of work and the American labor movement)

Committee on Committees

Rashauna Johnson, University of Chicago (associate professor; Atlantic slavery and emancipation, 19th-century African diaspora, US South, urban and regional)

Caitlin Rosenthal, University of California, Berkeley (associate professor; political economy of slavery, US social and economic)

Nominating Committee

Slot 1

Carlos Kevin Blanton, Texas A&M University (professor; Chicana/o history, education, civil rights, Texas)

Marcus Nevius, University of Rhode Island (associate professor; African Americans/slave resistance/slavery-based economies/abolition during the Age of Revolutions)

Slot 2

Elisabeth McMahon, Tulane University (associate professor; African slavery/emancipation/development, histories of gender and emotion in East Africa)

Bianca Murillo, California State University, Dominguez Hills (professor; modern Africa, global capitalism/economies/markets, race and gender studies)

Slot 3

Mou Banerjee, University of Wisconsin–Madison (assistant professor; modern South Asia, politics of religion in colonial India)

Kaya Şahin, Indiana University (associate professor; early modern Ottoman Empire, history writing, governance, religious/confessional identity, ceremonies and rituals)

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.

Liz Townsend is manager, data administration and integrity, at the AHA and the staff member for the Nominating Committee.

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