Publication Date

March 8, 2023

Perspectives Section

AHA Activities

Post Type

AHA Announcements

The Nominating Committee for 2023–24, chaired by Sharlene Sinegal-DeCuir (Xavier Univ., La.), met 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.

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


Lauren Benton, Yale University (Barton M. Biggs Professor; global, comparative European empires, legal)

Ben Vinson III, Case Western Reserve University (Hiram C. Haydn Professor and Provost) and Howard University (President, as of September 1; African diaspora, colonial Mexico)

Research Division

Vice President

Joseph S. Meisel, Brown University (Joukowsky Family University Librarian and adjunct associate professor, history; British politics and public culture)

William G. Thomas III, University of Nebraska–Lincoln (Angle Chair in the Humanities; American legal, digital scholarship)


Andrew L. Johns, Brigham Young University and David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies (professor; US foreign relations, 20th-century US political, executive-legislative relations)

Jana Lipman, Tulane University (professor; 20th-century US, US foreign relations, US immigration, labor)

Professional Division


Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan, Rutgers University (assistant teaching professor and coordinator, public history; 19th-century US, social, public)

Lindsay J. O’Neill, University of Southern California (teaching associate professor; early modern information distribution, Black experience in Britain)

Teaching Division


Valencia Abbott, Rockingham Early College High School (social studies/history teacher; local, African American history)

Jennifer Baniewicz, Amos Alonzo Stagg High School (teacher; US, AP US, AP European, Western civilization)

At Large


Pragya Kaul, University of Michigan (PhD candidate; Europe, global and world, Asia)

Travis Wright, Indiana University (PhD candidate; modern US)

Committee on Committees

Julio Capó Jr., Florida International University (associate professor; 20th-century queer Miami, transnational Caribbean–US sexuality)

Patrick J. Iber, University of Wisconsin, Madison (associate professor; 20th-century Latin America, US foreign relations)

Nominating Committee

Slot 1

Anthony Steinhoff, Université du Québec à Montréal (associate professor; modern Germany/France, modern European religion, Wagner/operatic culture in German-speaking Europe, urban)

Edward Westermann, Texas A&M University–San Antonio (Texas A&M Regents Professor; perpetrator motivation and the Holocaust, comparative genocide)

Slot 2

Matthew Restall, Penn State University (professor; colonial Latin America, Maya history)

Camilo Trumper, University at Buffalo, State University of New York (associate professor; Latin America, urban)

Slot 3

Amanda Moniz, Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (David M. Rubenstein Curator of Philanthropy; early America, humanitarianism)

Brett Rushforth, University of Oregon (associate professor; early American slavery, French Atlantic, Indigenous America)

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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