2013 AHA Nominations

The Nominating Committee for 2013–14, chaired by Raúl A. Ramos (University of Houston), met in Washington, D.C. on February 9–10 and offers the following candidates for offices of the Association that are to be filled in the election this year:

President (1-year term)

  • Jan E. Goldstein, University of Chicago (modern European intellectual and cultural history in social and political context, modern France, history of the human sciences)

President-elect (1-year term)

  • David Levering Lewis, New York University (political biography, literature of racism, Europe in Africa, Islam in Europe)
  • Vicki L. Ruiz, University of California, Irvine (Chicano/Latino, U.S. women’s, immigration, labor)

Vice-President, Professional Division (3-year term)

  • Philippa Levine, University of Texas-Austin (British Empire; intersections of race and gender; science, medicine, and society)
  • Steven Hahn, University of Pennsylvania (19th-century America, African-America, American South, international history of slavery and emancipation)

Council/Divisions (3-year terms)

Councilor Profession

  • Catherine A. Epstein, Amherst College (modern Germany, modern Europe)
  • Ruth Rogaski, Vanderbilt University (Qing and 20th-century China, medicine and science, women and gender, 19th- and 20th-century social and cultural)

Councilor Research

  • Farina Mir, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (modern South Asia, Islam/Muslims in South Asia, British colonialism)
  • Kyle Harper, University of Oklahoma (Greek and Roman history, early Christianity, late antiquity and ancient law)

Councilor Teaching

  • Trinidad Gonzales,South Texas College (Chicana/o, Borderlands)
  • Charles Zappia, San Diego Mesa College (U.S. labor, immigration and ethnicity, higher education)

Committee on Committees (3-year term)

  • Herman L. Bennett, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (African diaspora with a focus on pre-colonial Africa and colonial Latin America)
  • Cynthia Radding, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Iberoamerican frontiers during the colonial and early national periods, with emphasis on northern Mexico and the lowland frontiers of Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay; ethnohistory; environmental)

Nominating Committee (3-year terms)

Slot 1

  • Pamela Scully, Emory University (comparative women’s and gender, with emphasis on slavery and emancipation; sexual violence and post-conflict)
  • Ibrahim Sundiata, Brandeis University (Africa: social history, slavery, African diaspora, Afro-Brazil)

Slot 2

  • Edward Muir, Northwestern University (Italian Renaissance
  • Thomas F.X. Noble, University of Notre Dame (medieval, Mediterranean, religious)

Slot 3

  • François Furstenberg, University of Montreal (U.S. and comparative nationalism, political ideologies, French Atlantic world, c. 1790-1820, slavery and society, c. 1770-1860)
  • Samuel Truett, University of New Mexico (U.S.-Mexico borderlands, environmental, U.S. West, continental North America, global frontiers and borderlands)

Nominations may also be made by petition carrying in each case the signatures of 100 or more members of the Association in good standing and indicating in each case the particular vacancy for which the nomination is intended. Nominations by petition must be in the hands of the Nominating Committee on or before July 1, and should be sent to the AHA office at 400 A Street S.E., Washington, D.C. 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 September 1.

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  1. Margaret Lavinia Anderson

    Dear Nominating Committee, Thanks for all your hard work. I would like to submit a nomination for your NEXT selection of the 2 nominees for Pres-Elect:
    Jonathan Sperber, University of Missouri, author of 8 books, all excellent. His 1st (Popular Catholicism etc) won the Herbert Baxter Adams Prize, his 2nd, (Rhineland Radicals) got the Prize of the German Studies Association, Honorable Mention from the Conference Group of Central European History, & “outstanding bk” by Choice; his 3rd, The Kaiser’s Voters won the Sharlin Prize from the Soc. Sci. Hist. Assn. Most recently, his biography of Marx has gotten a rave review in the NYT Sunday Review. His service is excellent. His CV can be downloaded from his website, and I would be happy to write in more detail on his behalf, as would my husband, James Sheehan. He is, I believe, the best historian of Central European History of his generation, but because (I think) he is in Missouri, he tends to be overlooked. Yours sincerely, Margaret Lavinia Anderson, Professor of the Graduate School and Professor of History Emerita, University of California-Berkeley