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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 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, and as much as possible from within each Reader’s self-identified scholarly focus and knowledge. 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 beginning in February. Review of Annual Conference proposals is overseen by the ACC and occurs in May.  

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

You may email with any questions. 


Current Council of Readers

Susan Altman, Middlesex County College  
Angela Andersen, University of Victoria  
Leslie Anderson, Utah Museum of Fine Arts  
Siobhan Angus, Yale University
Damon Arhos, Northern Virginia Community College
Elissa Armstrong, Virginia Commonwealth University 
Jeff Ball, Harford Community College  
Roann Barris, Radford University  
Claudia Brittenham, University of Chicago  
Jay Buchanan, Washington University in St. Louis
Susan Casteras, Susan Casteras, University of Washington  
Elena Chestnova, Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, Universita della Svizzera italiana 
Deborah Cibelli, Nicholls State University  
Sarah Comfort, Artist  
John Corso-Esquivel, Davidson College  
Anthony Crisáfulli, University of North Alabama  
Yanzhang  Cui, University of Maryland - College Park
Annette de Stecher, University of Colorado Boulder
Art Di Furia, Savannah College of Art and Design  
Caitlyn Doran, Columbia Collage Chicago
Kristina Ellura, Artist
Samantha Foster, 
Cynthia  Gadsden, Tennessee State University
Catherine Girard, Eastern Washington University  
Joan Giroux, Columbia College Chicago
James Hansen, Alfred University
Robert Howsare, West Virginia Wesleyan College
Kira Jones, Emory University  
Carolyn  Kallenborn, University of Wisconsin-Madison  
Christina Kemp, Artist  
Liz Kim, Texas Woman's University 
Hannah Kinney, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College & Conservatory 
Susan Klaiber,  Independent Scholar  
Lauren  Lake, University of North Texas  
Di Luo, Connecticut College 
Margaret MacNamidhe, School of the Art Institute of Chicago  
Roma Madan-Soni, Box Hill College Kuwait
Victoria  Marquez, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Hallie Meredith, Washington State University  
Kim  Miller, Wheaton College
Rachel Miller, California State University, Sacramento  
Anya Montiel, Resnick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution  
Julia Morrisroe, University of Florida
Denise Mullen 
Jeanne-Marie Musto, Independent Scholar
Anna Ogier-Bloomer, Otis College of Art and Design
John Ott, John Ott, James Madison University  
Morgan T. Paine, Florida Gulf Coast University 
Marisa Pascucci, Independent Curator and Scholar
Victoria Pass, Committee on Design  
Kristi Peterson, Skidmore College  
Rebecca Rushfield, Rebecca Rushfield, American Institute for Conservation  
Minnie Russell, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  
Bryn Schockmel, Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Jenny Shaffer, New York University School of Professional Studies 
Karen Shelby, Baruch College  
Melanie Silver 
Virginia Spivey, Independent Art Historian and Educational Consultant
Deborah Stein, California College of Arts and San Francisco State  
Jacquelyn Strycker, School of Visual Arts   
Andrew Totman, TAFE nsw
Mary Trent, College of Charleston
John Tyson, UMass Boston  
Jerry Waters, Independent Scholar  
Jennifer Way, University of North Texas
Lisa Jayne Willard, University of Tampa  
Lesley Wolff, Texas Tech University