SHA's Executive Council and Standing Committees

The Southern Historical Association is overseen by the Executive Council, which consists of  four officers (President, Vice President, Editor of the Journal, and Secretary-Treasurer),  two immediate past presidents, and nine elected members, each serving for three years. The current Executive Council includes:

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

Officers

Glenda Gilmore, Yale University, President

Joseph Reidy, Howard University, Vice-President

Stephen Berry, University of Georgia, Secretary-Treasurer 

Randal L. Hall, Rice University, Journal Editor 

Past Presidents  

Thavolia Glymph, Duke University (2020)

Steven Hahn, New York University (2021)

Elected Members

Emily Bingham, Independent Scholar (2021) 

Crystal Feimster, Yale University (2021) 

Daniel Usner, Vanderbilt University (2021) 

Charles Bolton, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2022) 

Maura Hametz, James Madison University* (2022) 

Cynthia Kierner, George Mason University (2022) 

Rose Thevenin, Florida Memorial University (2022) 

William Van Norman, James Madison University** (2022)

Malinda Lowery, Emory University (2023)

Charles McKinney, Rhodes College (2023)

Adam Rothman, Georgetown University (2023)

* European History Section representative

** Latin American and Caribbean Section representative

Other Standing Committees

The Association employs several standing committees charged with facilitating the annual program and ensuring efficiency and fair-practices both within the organization and within the wider profession of history.

  • The SHA's Program Committee oversees the process of putting together the panels, plenaries, and roundtables for the next annual conference. Program chairs for Baltimore 2022 are Crystal Feimster and Steven Kantrowitz. Program Committee chairs for Charlotte 2023 are Nancy Bercaw and Elizabeth Herbin-Triant.
  • The Local Arrangements Committee oversees fundraising for the annual meeting, hosts the opening reception, plans local events and tours, and coordinates with the program committee to secure local venues. 
  • The Membership Committee is charged with renewing old members and soliciting new ones. Current membership committee chair is Kelly Kennington.
  • The Nominating Committee is charged with choosing our president-elect and three new members of the Executive Council. The 2022 Nominating Committee chair is: Ed Baptist (chair), Carlos Blanton, Stephanie Cole, Joseph Crespino, and Cherisse Jones-Branch.
  • The Committee on Minorities in the SHA is charged with helping to ensure the organization's commitment to inclusiveness and creating a diverse and welcoming environment at all association functions. The committee creates workshop panels on relevant issues in the profession for the annual meeting. The 2022 chair is Aston Gonzalez.
  • The Committee on Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the SHA is charged with helping to ensure the organization's commitment to inclusiveness and creating a diverse and welcoming environment at all association functions. The committee creates workshop panels on relevant issues in the profession for the annual meeting. The 2022 chair is Alisha Hines.
  • The Graduate Student Council oversees SHA's Graduate Student Lunch and all aspects of our graduate membership.