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The official publication of the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS), the Journal of British Studies, has positioned itself as the critical resource for scholars of British culture from the Middle Ages through the present. Drawing on both established and emerging approaches, JBS presents scholarly articles and books reviews from renowned international authors who share their ideas on British society, politics, law, economics, and the arts. In 2005 (Vol. 44), the journal merged with the NACBS publication Albion, creating one journal for NACBS membership.

 Officers of the NACBS Council

I. Executive Committee (voting members of the NACBS Council)

President

Deborah Valenze
Department of History
Barnard College
Columbia University
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
[email protected]

Vice President
Michelle Tusan
Professor of History
University of Nevada Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway
Box 455020
Las Vegas NV 89154-5020

Executive Secretaries
Stephanie Barczewski
Department of History
Clemson University
126 Hardin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
[email protected]


Michael Silvestri
Department of History
Clemson University
126 Hardin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
[email protected]

Associate Executive Secretary

David Chan Smith
Department of History
Wilfrid Laurier University
Dr. Alvin Woods Building 2-118
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5
Canada
[email protected]

Treasurer
Tim Alborn
Department of History
Lehman College
250 Bedford Park Blvd West
Bronx, NY 10468
[email protected]

Immediate Past President

Paul Halliday
Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Executive Director
Laura Beers
Department of History
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
[email protected] 

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II. Elected Members of the Council (voting members)

Nadja Durbach (elected Fall 2019; first meeting attendance Fall 2020; last meeting attendance Fall 2023; replacement to be elected Fall 2023)
Department of History
University of Utah

Brendan Kane (elected Fall 2019; first meeting attendance Fall 2020; last meeting attendance Fall 2023; replacement to be elected Fall 2023)
Department of History
University of Connecticut

Shannon McSheffrey (elected Fall 2019; first meeting attendance Fall 2020; last meeting attendance Fall 2023; replacement to be elected Fall 2023)
Department of History
Concordia University

Jason Kelly (elected Fall 2021; first meeting attendance Fall 2022; last meeting attendance Fall 2024; replacement to be elected Fall 2024)
Department of History
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

Priya Satia (elected Fall 2021; first meeting attendance Fall 2022; last meeting attendance Fall 2024; replacement to be elected Fall 2024)
Department of History
Stanford University

Megan Groninger (graduate student representative, elected Fall 2020, first meeting attendance Fall 2020; last meeting attendance Fall 2021; replacement to be elected Fall 2021 by regional hosting meeting Fall 2022)
Department of History
Florida State University

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 III. Regional Conference Presidents (voting members of the Council)

Mid-Atlantic Conference
Kathrin Levitan
Department of History
College of William & Mary
250 James Blair Dr,
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Midwest Conference
Susie Steinbach
Department of History
MS-B1805
Hamline University
1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Northeast Conference
Brian Lewis
Department of History and Classical Studies
Leacock, Rm 613
Department of History 855 Sherbrooke West
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T7
Canada

Pacific Coast Conference
Kathleen Noonan
Department of History
Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Ave.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Southern Conference
Lisa Diller
Department of History & Political Science
Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315

Western Conference
Lynn MacKay
Department of History
Brandon University
307 Clark Hall
270-18th Street
Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6A9
Canada 

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IV. Non-Voting Members of the Council

Laura Beers, Executive Director
Department of History
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

Jeffrey Collins, Editor, Journal of British Studies
Department of History
49 Bader Lane
Watson Hall, Room 212
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada

Sandra den Otter, Editor, Journal of British Studies
Department of History
49 Bader Lane
Watson Hall, Room 212
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada

Onni Gust, Book Review Editor, Journal of British Studies
Department of History
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2RD, UK

David Gehring, Book Review Editor, Journal of British Studies
Department of History
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2RD, UK

Michelle D. Brock, Chair, Program Committee
Department of History
Newcombe 316
204 West Washington Street
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, Virginia 24450

Joel Hebert, Media Director
Department of History
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hamilton Hall
CB# 3195
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3195

Steve Hindle, Director of Research
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108

Claire Langhamer, Director
Institute of Historical Research
School of Advanced Study, University of London
Senate House, Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom

Kennetta Hammond Perry
Director, Stephen Lawrence Centre,
De Montfort University,
The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
United Kingdom

Kathleen Lynch
Executive Director of the Folger Institute
Folger Shakespeare Library,
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003 

  
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V. Nominating Committeee (non-voting members) 

Catherine Chou (elected Fall 2021; will serve through Fall election 2023; replacement to be elected Fall 2023)
Department of History
Humanities and Social Studies Center N3183
Grinnell College
1226 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112

Amy Milne-Smith (elected Fall 2021; will serve through Fall election 2023; replacement to be elected Fall 2023)
Department of History
Wilfrid Laurier University
Dr. Alvin Woods Building 4-140
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5
Canada

Asheesh Siddique (elected Fall 2021; will serve through Fall election 2023; replacement to be elected Fall 2023)
Department of History
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
604 Herter Hall
161 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003

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NACBS 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, Kathleen Lynch

Huntington Library, Steve Hindle

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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