Organizing Committee

Program Coordinators

Chipo Dendere (Amherst College) chipo.dendere AT gmail DOT com

Meghan Healy-Clancy (Bridgewater State University) healy.meghan AT gmail DOT com

Wendy Urban-Mead (Bard College) wum AT bard DOT edu

Direct questions about the program schedule to any of the program coordinators.


Treasurer& Local Arrangements Coordinators


Casey Golomski (University of New Hampshire) c.golomski AT gmail DOT com

Michael Panzer

Cathy Skidmore-Hess (Georgia Southern University)

Direct questions about the conference location and accommodations to one of our local arrangements coordinators. For more details about “registration, accommodation, and travel” click here.


Digital Coordinator

Peter Alegi (Michigan State University) alegi AT msu DOT edu

Direct questions about the website and listserv to the digital coordinator. For information about how to register for the listserv click here.



Judith Van Allen (Cornell) jv43 AT cornell DOT edu


Southern Africa Liaison

Sarah Emily Duff (Colby College) sarahemilyduff AT gmail DOT com

If you live in southern Africa and have questions about attending the conference or local meetings in southern Africa that are tied to NEWSA, please direct questions to our southern Africa liaison. We provide reduced registration and lodging rates for those living in southern Africa.