Publication Date

March 11, 2024

Perspectives Section

AHA Activities

The Nominating Committee for 2024–25, chaired by Lisa Leff (US Holocaust Memorial Museum and American Univ.), 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.



Ben Vinson III, Howard University (president; African diaspora, colonial Mexico)


Philippa Levine, University of Texas at Austin (professor emerita; British Empire, race and sexuality)

Suzanne Marchand, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (Boyd Professor; European intellectual, history of humanities/material culture/arts, Germany and Austria 1700–1945)

Teaching Division

Vice President

Jennifer Hart, Virginia Tech (professor and chair; mobility/technology/infrastructure/urban space in Ghana)

Serena Zabin, Carleton College (professor; early America, American Revolution)

Council Member

Erik Ching, Furman University (Walter Kenneth Mattison Professor and interim associate provost for engaged learning; modern Latin America, 20th-century El Salvador)

Edward Cohn, Grinnell College (professor and director, Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights; Soviet Union/Russia/central Europe, policing and surveillance)

Professional Division

Council Member

Amy Froide, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (professor and chair; female investors and single women, Britain 1500–1800)

Jennifer McNabb, University of Northern Iowa (professor and head; social and legal, medieval and early modern Europe)

Research Division

Council Member

Cemil Aydin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (professor; global, modern Asia and Middle East)

Peter Sigal, Duke University (professor; sexuality/race/coloniality, 16th- and 17th-century Indigenous Nahua and Maya societies of Mexico)

Committee on Committees

Slot 1

Carol Harrison, University of South Carolina (professor; religion, gender, France 1750–1914)

Jacob Soll, University of Southern California (University Professor; economic, political, intellectual)

Slot 2

Margaret Mih Tillman, Purdue University (associate professor; modern China, childhood and family)

Linh Vu, Arizona State University (associate professor; war dead in 20th-century China, virtue and citizenship)

Nominating Committee

Slot 1

Miriam Kingsberg Kadia, University of Colorado Boulder (professor; modern Japan and East Asia, imperialism, Cold War)

Hiromi Mizuno, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (associate professor; cultural history of science in Japan, colonialism, environmental)

Slot 2

Hilary Green, Davidson College (James B. Duke Professor; Black education in Reconstruction, Civil War memory)

William Sturkey, University of Pennsylvania (associate professor; post-1865 US, race in American South)

Slot 3

Dana Rabin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (professor and chair; Great Britain, race, 18th-century empire)

Christopher Tounsel, University of Washington (associate professor; modern Sudan, race and religion)

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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