NOVEMBER 2012: The polls have closed and the ballots counted for the AAS fall 2012 elections. We are pleased to announce that Mrinalini Sinha of the University of Michigan was elected as the next AAS Vice President. Voting results were compiled electronically and 1,930 ballots were cast, an increase of 75 over last year, representing 25.33% of the membership. As usual, most races were very close across the board.
Elected candidates officially take office after the 2013 AAS Annual Conference in San Diego, but typically are invited to attend their respective council meetings as observers.
We would like to sincerely thank all candidates for agreeing to run for election. Their willingness to devote considerable time and energy in serving the AAS is greatly appreciated and indispensable.
Listed below are the newly elected council and board members.
Thongchai Winichakul moves automatically into the Presidency after the San Diego conference in March 2013.
Mrinalini Sinha (U. of Michigan, history)
Bryna Goodman (U. of Oregon, history)
Beata Grant (Washington U.-St. Louis, literature & religion)
Emma Jinhua Teng (MIT, E. Asian studies)
Karen Nakamura (Yale U., anthropology)
Abé Mark Nornes (U. of Michigan, Asian cinema)
Julia Adeney Thomas (U. of Notre Dame, history)
Kathleen M. Erndl (Florida State U., religion)
Saadia Toor (CUNY-Staten Island, sociology)
Karin Zitzewitz (Michigan State U., art history)
Maitrii Aung-Thwin (National U. of Singapore, history)
David Biggs (UC-Riverside, history)
Ronit Ricci (Australia National U., comparative literature)
David A. Pietz (Washington State U., history)
Amanda Seaman (U. of Massachusetts-Amherst, lang/literature)
Western Conference (WCAAS)
Bert M. Scruggs (UC-Irvine, language, literature & visuality)