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Inaugurated in 2019, the Council of Readers serves a crucial role in the Annual Conference review process. The Council of Readers is a group of 50 to 75 CAA members from the general membership, Professional Committees, and Affiliated Societies, overseen by the Annual Conference Committee (ACC) and Program Chair. See list of current readers below the application link.  

Hundreds of proposals are submitted for review each year for selection to the conference program. Each proposal is read by three Council members. By providing their time, knowledge, and expertise of their fields, the Council helps to shape the conference program. 

Each member of the Council reviews up to 60 proposals submitted by CAA members per year. Content will represent a range of CAA’s fields of study. CAA uses Council members’ self-identified scholarly focus to ensure that specialized abstracts are read by at least one Council member with knowledge of that topic. Most proposals include one 250-word abstract, while complete session submissions can include 4-5 abstracts (1250 words). Each reader receives a similar amount of content. Readers serve for three years, with new members accepted each winter, and the term begins in February. Review of Annual Conference proposals is overseen by the ACC and occurs in May.  

The Annual Conference Committee and Program Chair then shape the conference content based on the reviews given by the Council.  

You may email with any questions. 


Current Council of Readers

Sajad Amini, DePaul University, Chicago
Petya Andreeva, Parsons/The New School
Siobhan Angus, Yale University
Damon Arhos, Kentucky College of Art + Design
Francesca Bacci, Zayed University
Jeff Ball, Harford Community College
Elizabeth A  Berger, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Elizabeth Browne, Independent Scholar
Jay Buchanan, Washington University in St. Louis
Ashley Busby, Nicholls State University
Kara Carmack, Misericordia University
Yanzhang  Cui, University of Maryland - College Park
Nixi Cura, University of Glasgow
Annette de Stecher, University of Colorado Boulder
Sabrina DeTurk, Independent Scholar
Caitlyn Doran, Columbia Collage Chicago
Kristina Ellura, Artist
Samantha Foster
Cynthia  Gadsden, Tennessee State University
Gabriela Germana, University of South FLorida
Sarah Graves, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
James Hansen, Alfred University
Robert Howsare, West Virginia Wesleyan College
Jessica Landau, The University of Chicago
Roma Madan-Soni, University of Wolverhampton
Victoria Marquez, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Barbara Mendoza, Santa Monica College
Jo Mikesell, Shunpike Arts
Rachel Miller, California State University, Sacramento  
Kim Miller, Wheaton College
Alison Miller, University of the South (Sewanee)
Aidan Moir, University of Toronto Mississauga
Julia Morrisroe, University of Florida
Jeanne-Marie Musto, Independent Scholar
Anna Ogier-Bloomer, Otis College of Art and Design
Morgan T. Paine, Florida Gulf Coast University 
Marisa Pascucci, Independent Curator and Scholar
Sarah Phillips, James Madison University/Washington and Lee
O. Gustavo Plascencia, New World School of the Arts
Angeliki Pollali, Deree-The American College of Greece
Shenouda Rizkalla, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities-Egypt
Jillian (Jill) Vaum Rothschild, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bryn Schockmel, Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Melanie Silver
valerie taylor, Independent Scholar
Andrew Totman, TAFE NSW
Mary Trent, College of Charleston
Jennifer Way, University of North Texas
Anne Betty Weinshenker, Montclair State University

Updated November 4, 2022.