BSANA Leadership


Governing Board

To serve until 2024

  • Roland Betancourt, University of California, Irvine
  • George Demacopoulos, Fordham University
  • Ruma N. Salhi, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Felege-Selam Yirga, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

To serve until 2023

  • Lynn Jones, Florida State University
  • Fotini Kondyli, University of Virginia
  • Byron MacDougall, RISD
  • Alice Isabella Sullivan, Tufts University

To serve until 2022

  • Cecily Hilsdale, McGill University
  • Brad Hostetler, Kenyon College
  • Tia Kolbaba, Rutgers University
  • Leonora Neville, University of Wisconsin at Madison

To serve until 2021

  • Benjamin Anderson, Cornell University
  • Hannah Ewing, Rollins College
  • Meredith Riedel, Duke University
  • Alexander Riehle, Harvard University


The nominating committee of the Byzantine Studies Association of North America invites nominations (including self-nominations) to its Board for terms beginning at the forthcoming BSC in Cleveland, December 9–12, 2021. As per our by-laws, the nominating committee, formed by the four outgoing members, seeks nominees who represent a range of disciplines within the field of Byzantine studies broadly defined. All ranks are welcome; nominees may hold any type of position, at any type of institution, or work independently. If elected at the 2021 meeting, new board members will serve until the 2025 meeting, joining the twelve remaining members to form a board of sixteen in total.

Board members attend the annual board meeting held during the Byzantine Studies Conference; serve, as needed, as chairs of panels and panelists in professional development workshops; and lead ad hoc committees as appointed by the Board. Serving as a member of the Board not only provides an important service to our organization, it is also a great way to come to know colleagues from other parts of the country and in different disciplines. We have found the experience very rewarding!

Please send your nominations (or any questions you may have) to the chair of the nominating committee, Benjamin Anderson ( Please include the nominee’s name, rank, institution, and discipline; and please confirm that the nominee has agreed to serve if elected.


Benjamin Anderson
Hannah Ewing
Meredith Riedel
Alexander Riehle

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