MAA News – 2016 Election of Officers and Councilors

"Dante and Virgil in Conversation," from Oxford: Bodleian Library, MS. Holkham Misc. 48, p. 67. © Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.

“Dante and Virgil in Conversation,” from Oxford: Bodleian Library, MS. Holkham Misc. 48, p. 67. © Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.

Voting in the MAA elections is now open. This is one of the most important means that members have to impact both the MAA and the future of medieval studies in North America, as the Council and Officers of the Academy are responsible for establishing Academy policies and guidelines, overseeing the annual budget, and determining the direction of the organization, among other responsibilities. We have a very strong roster of candidates this year, including:

President: Carmela Vircillo Franklin (Classics, Columbia Univ.)

1st Vice-President: Margot E. Fassler (Music History and Liturgy, Univ. of Notre Dame)

2nd Vice-President: David Wallace (English and Comparative Literature, Univ. of Pennsylvania)

Council (four seats available):
Rick Barton (History, Univ. of North Carolina at Greensboro)
María Bullón-Fernández (English, Seattle Univ.)
Emily C. Francomano (Spanish, Georgetown Univ.)
Matthew Gabriele (History, Virginia Tech.)
Matthew Giancarlo (English, Univ. of Kentucky)
Sharon Kinoshita (French, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz)
Amy Livingstone (History, Wittenberg Univ.)
Jerry Singerman (Comparative Literature, Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

Nominating Committee (two seats available):

Roland Betancourt (Art History, Univ. of California, Irvine)
Joyce Coleman (English, Univ. of Oklahoma)
Sean L. Field (History, Univ. of Vermont)
Fiona Griffiths (History, Stanford Univ.)

Biographies of all the candidates are available online. The deadline for receipt of your vote is 15 December 2015.

It is important to note that your ballot will be invalid if you vote for more than the allowable number of candidates indicated on the electronic ballot.


If you wish to cast a paper ballot instead, please contact me at Thank you for participating in the election.

-Lisa Fagin Davis, Executive Director

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