Publication Date

September 19, 2022

Perspectives Section

AHA Activities

Under the AHA Constitution and Bylaws (Article VIII, Section 1; Article IX; and Bylaws 11 and 12), the executive director invites all members of the Association to submit, on or before January 8, 2023, recommendations for the following offices:

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Vice President, Research Division (member of the Council, chair of the Division)

Councilor, Professional Division, one position (Council—governance of the organization; Division—responsible for overseeing matters concerning working conditions and practices of historians, primarily by articulating ethical standards and best practices in the historical discipline)

Councilor, Research Division, one position (Council—governance of the organization; Division—responsible for promoting historical scholarship, encouraging the collection and preservation of historical documents and artifacts, ensuring equal access to information, and fostering the dissemination of information about historical records and research)

Councilor, Teaching Division, one position (Council—governance of the organization; Division—responsible for the Council’s work relating to history education, including efforts to promote and improve teaching and learning of history at all levels of education)

Councilor, At Large, one position (no divisional responsibilities; a graduate student enrolled in a history program and advanced to candidacy; will represent the interests of graduate students in Council, play a leadership role in organizing participation of graduate students in AHA activities, and disseminate information about AHA activities and initiatives to graduate students in history)

Committee on Committees, one position (nominations for large number of Association committees, including book awards and prizes; member begins serving immediately after election)

Nominating Committee, three positions (nominations for all elective posts)

Members of the Council and elective committees as of January 8, 2023, are listed below. Positions being replaced in the June 1–July 15, 2023, elections are in bold.

Unless otherwise indicated, terms expire in January of the listed year.


2024 James H. Sweet, Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison (Africa, African diaspora, Brazil)

2025 Edward W. Muir Jr., Northwestern Univ. (medieval and early modern Europe, religion, urban, legal and criminal)

2026 Thavolia Glymph, Duke Univ. (slavery, emancipation, plantation societies and economies, gender, women)

Professional Division

2024 Simon Finger, councilor, Coll. of New Jersey (American colonial to early republic, medicine, maritime, labor)

2025 Laura Hostetler, councilor, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago (Qing empire, Sino-European relations, early modern world, cartography, humanities education)

2026 Anne Hyde, vice president, Univ. of Oklahoma (19th-century North American West, Indigenous America, race)

2026 Tony Frazier, councilor, North Carolina Central Univ. (social and legal history of blacks in 18th-century in Great Britain, Atlantic slavery and emancipation, African American)

Research Division

2024 Ben Vinson III, vice president, Case Western Reserve Univ. (African diaspora, colonial Mexico)

2024 Pernille Røge, councilor, Univ. of Pittsburgh (18th-century France and French empire, political economy)

2025 Sandra Greene, councilor, Cornell Univ. (slavery, biography, Ghana)

2026 Erin Greenwald, councilor, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (Public Programs; French Atlantic world, colonial Louisiana)

Teaching Division

2024 Katharina Matro, councilor, Walter Johnson High School (modern central and eastern Europe)

2025 Kathleen Hilliard, vice president, Iowa State Univ. (informal economies, slavery and emancipation, US South)

2025 Karen Marrero, councilor, Wayne State Univ. (early North America and Indigenous, transnational and borderlands)

2026 Charles Zappia, San Diego Mesa Coll. (corporatization of higher education, community college historians, transformation of work and the American labor movement)

At Large

2024 Sherri Sheu, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (modern US, environmental)

Committee on Committees

7/2023 Leo J. Garofalo, Connecticut Coll. (colonial Andean cities and markets, Afro-Iberians and African diaspora)

7/2024 Julie Hardwick, Univ. of Texas at Austin (early modern Europe, social/legal/gender)

7/2024 Franziska Seraphim, Boston Coll. (modern Japan, global and comparative, historical memory, social politics)

7/2025 Rashauna Johnson, Univ. of Chicago (Atlantic slavery and emancipation, 19th-century African diaspora, US South, urban and regional)

Nominating Committee

2024 Amy M. Froide, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (female investors and single women, Britain 1500–1800)

2024 Beatrice Gurwitz, National Humanities Alliance (Latin American/Jewish history, higher education policy, public humanities)

2024 Sharlene Sinegal-DeCuir, Xavier Univ. of Louisiana (African American, New Orleans)

2025 Lisa Leff, US Holocaust Memorial Museum and American Univ. (Jews of modern France)

2025 Melissa N. Stuckey, Elizabeth City State Univ. (African American migration to Oklahoma, African American history, Black freedom struggles)

2025 Philip Thai, Northeastern Univ. (modern China, legal, economic, diplomatic)

2026 Carlos Kevin Blanton, Texas A&M Univ. (Chicana/o, education, civil rights, Texas)

2026 Bianca Murillo, California State Univ., Dominguez Hills (modern Africa, global capitalism/economies/markets, race and gender studies)

2026 Kaya Şahin, Indiana Univ. (early modern Ottoman Empire, history writing, governance, religious/confessional identity, ceremonies and rituals)

Suggestions should be submitted by email to Please specify the academic or other position and the field of the individual, and include a brief statement of their qualifications for the position. Refer to the Statement on Diversity in AHA Nominations and Appointments (, which was drafted in the hope that it will encourage members to suggest more individuals from diverse backgrounds for both appointments and nominations. All suggestions received will be forwarded to the Nominating Committee for consideration at its meeting in February 2023.

Schedule for Nominations and Elections of AHA Officers

January 8, 2023 Deadline to make suggestions to executive director.

February 2023 Nominating Committee meets to determine slate.

March–April 2023 Slate published in Perspectives on History and Perspectives Daily.

June 1, 2023 Link to ballot emailed to AHA members.

July 15, 2023 Final deadline to record votes.

August–September 2023 Results announced in Perspectives on History and Perspectives Daily. Committee on Committees elected member begins term of office immediately.

January 4, 2024 Results announced at business meeting during 136th annual meeting in San Francisco.

January 7, 2023 Individuals begin terms of office.

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Liz Townsend
Liz Townsend

American Historical Association