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BAAS Executive Committee

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Below you can find out more about the British Association for American Studies’ Executive Committee.

The association is administered by an elected committee, including our officers.

Executive Committee

Officers

  • Dr Lydia Plath (Chair)
  • Dr Christopher Lloyd (Vice Chair)
  • Dr Kate Ballantyne (Secretary, on maternity leave from 1 May 2024)
  • Dr Rachel Williams (co-opted, Acting Secretary)
  • Dr Mark McLay (co-Treasurer)
  • Dr Catherine Armstrong (co-Treasurer)

Elected Members

  • Dr David Ballantyne
  • Dr Emily Brady
  • Dr Adam Burns (Schools Lead)
  • Dr Elsa Devienne
  • Dr Rachele Dini
  • Prof. Kate Dossett (EAAS Representative)
  • Dr Hilary Emmett (EDI Lead)
  • Dr Emma Hall
  • Riziki Millanzi (Postgraduate Representative)
  • Dr Siân Round (ECA Representative)
  • Dr Rebecca Stone
  • Dr Sarah Thelen
  • Prof. John Wills

ex officio

  • Dr Will Norman (Co-Editor, Journal of American Studies)
  • Dr Katie McGettigan (Co-Editor, Journal of American Studies)
  • Dr Ahmed Honeini (Associate Editor, Journal of American Studies)
  • Dr Nicole Gipson (Associate Editor, Journal of American Studies)
  • Katie Edwards (Administration Manager)
  • Ben Atkinson (Digital Communications Manager)
  • Joseph Genchi (Social Media Officer)

Sub-Committees

Development and Education

  • Dr Rebecca Stone (Chair)
  • Dr David Ballantyne
  • Dr Adam Burns (Schools Lead)
  • Dr Rachele Dini
  • Prof. Kate Dossett (EAAS Representative)
  • Dr Siân Round (ECA Representative)
  • Dr Lydia Plath (ex officio, Teaching American Studies Network lead)
  • Dr Rebecca Tillett (ex officio, Green BAAS Lead)
  • Dr Katharina Donn (co-opted, Alt-Ac Representative)
  • Dr Kathryn Gray (co-opted, Knowledge Exchange lead)

Awards

  • Dr Sarah Thelen (Chair)
  • Dr Catherine Armstrong
  • Dr Rachel Williams
  • Prof. John Wills
  • Dr Michael Docherty (co-opted)

Publications

  • Dr Christopher Lloyd (Chair)
  • Dr Mark McLay
  • Dr Will Norman (ex officio, Editor, Journal of American Studies)
  • Dr Katie McGettigan (ex officio, Editor, Journal of American Studies)
  • Dr Ahmed Honeini (ex officio, Associate Editor, Journal of American Studies)
  • Dr Nicole Gipson (ex officio, Associate Editor, Journal of American Studies)
  • Prof. Martin Halliwell (ex officio, Editor, Critical Insights in American Studies)
  • Dr Joe Street (ex officio, Editor, Critical Insights in American Studies)
  • Robyn Shooter (ex officio, USSO Co-Editor)
  • Frances Rowbottom (ex officio, USSO Co-Editor)
  • Ben Atkinson (ex officio, Digital Communications Manager)
  • Joseph Genchi (ex officio, Social Media Officer)

Conferences

  • Dr Emily Brady (Co-Chair)
  • Dr Emma Hall (Co-Chair)
  • Dr Elsa Devienne
  • Riziki Millanzi (Postgraduate Representative)
  • Dr Lydia Plath
  • Dr Christopher Lloyd (ex officio, 2025 Conference Organiser)
  • Dr Christine Okoth (co-opted, Targeted Research Panel Lead)