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Leadership

The NACBS is an organization built and run by dedicated volunteers and staff for our membership.

If you are a member and interested in serving on one of our committee, please complete our volunteer form. 

Executive Committee

Deborah Valenze

Barnard College

President

Michael Silvestri

Clemson University

Executive Secretary

Paul Halliday

University of Virginia

Immediate Past President

Michelle Tusan

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Vice President

Michael de Nie

University of West Georgia

Associate Executive Secretary

Amanda Perry

NACBS

Executive Director

Stephanie Barczewski

Clemson University

Executive Secretary

Jennifer Purcell

Saint Michael's College

Treasurer

Elected Members of the Council

Brendan Kane

University of Connecticut

Elected Fall 2019; first meeting attendance Fall 2020; last meeting attendance Fall 2023; replacement to be elected Fall 2023

Priya Satia

Stanford University

Elected Fall 2021; first meeting attendance Fall 2022; last meeting attendance Fall 2024; replacement to be elected Fall 2024

Jason Kelly

Indiana University–Purdue

Elected Fall 2021; first meeting attendance Fall 2022; last meeting attendance Fall 2024; replacement to be elected Fall 2024

Shannon McSheffrey

Concordia University

Elected Fall 2019; first meeting attendance Fall 2020; last meeting attendance Fall 2023; replacement to be elected Fall 2023

Meg Kobza

Newcastle University

Graduate student representative, elected Fall 2021, first meeting attendance Fall 2022; last meeting attendance Fall 2023; replacement to be elected Fall 2022

Regional Conference Presidents 

Western Conference

Kyle Thompson

Pittsburg State University

Northeast Conference

Brian Lewis

McGill University

Southern Conference

Charles Upchurch

Florida State University

Midwest Conference

Martin Greig

Toronto Metropolitan University

Pacific Coast Conference

Erika Rappaport

University of California, Santa Barbara

Mid-Atlantic Conference

Katie Hindmarch-Watson

Johns Hopkins University

Non-Voting Members of the Council

Ashley Buchanan

Associate Director of Fellowships

Folger Shakespeare Library

Nadja Durbach

Editor, Journal of British Studies

University of Utah

Michelle D. Brock

Chair, Program Committee

Washington and Lee University

Vanessa Wilkie

William A. Moffett Curator of Medieval Manuscripts and British History

The Huntington Library

Claire Langhamer

Director

Institute of Historical Research

Kenetta Hammond Perry

Associate Professor of African American Studies

Northwestern

Onni Gust

Book Review Editor, Journal of British Studies

University of Nottingham

David Gehring

Book Review Editor, Journal of British Studies

University of Nottingham

Amanda Perry

Executive Director. NACBS

Independent

Tammy Proctor

Editor, Journal of British Studies

Utah State University

Nominating Committeee

Jessica Hanser

University of British Columbia

Elected Fall 2022; will serve through Fall election 2024; replacement to be elected Fall 2024

Amy Milne-Smith

Wilfrid Laurier University

Elected Fall 2021; will serve through Fall election 2023; replacement to be elected Fall 2023

Craig Gallagher

New England College

Elected Fall 2022; will serve through Fall election 2024; replacement to be elected Fall 2024

Catherine Chou

Grinnell College

Elected Fall 2021; will serve through Fall election 2023; replacement to be elected Fall 2023

Asheesh Siddique

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Elected Fall 2021; will serve through Fall election 2023; replacement to be elected Fall 2023

Graduate and Early Career Caucus

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Rachel Monsey

Boston University

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Michael Vernon

Florida State University

Conference Program Committee

Kathy Grenier

The Citadel

Kennetta Hammond Perry

Northwestern

Elizabeth Elbourne

McGill University

Hilary Bogert-Winkler

Sewanee

Christienna Fryar

University of Liverpool

Rachel Weil

Cornell University

Louisa Foroughi

Lafayette

Tehila Sasson

Emory University

Michelle D. Brock

Washington and Lee University

Advisory Board

Center for British Studies, University of California at Berkeley, Mark Bevir
Centre for British Studies, University of Northern Alabama, Jeffrey R. Bibbee
Centre for Research on the English-speaking World, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Emmanuelle Avril
Centre for Scottish Studies, Simon Fraser University, Leith Davis
Centre for the Study of International Slavery, University of Liverpool, Laura Sandy

Folger Institute, Ashley Buchanan

Huntington Library, Vanessa Wilkie

Institute for Historical Research, Claire Langhamer

Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Durham University, Stephen J.C. Taylor

Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Philip Murphy

Keogh-McNaughton Center for Irish Studies, Notre Dame University. Patrick Griffin
Legacies of Slavery Research Center, University College London, Matthew Smith
Modern British Studies Centre, Birmingham University, Mo Moulton
Nicholson Center for British Studies, University of Chicago, Josephine McDonagh
Program in British, Irish and Empire Studies, University of Texas-Austin, Philippa Levine
Raphael Samuel Centre, London, Julia Laite and Nadia Valman
Rutgers Center for British Studies, Seth Koven
Stephen Lawrence Center, DeMontfort University, Kennetta Hammond Perry
Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, University of Hull, Trevor Burnard
Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies, University of Warwick, David Lambert

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