Information for Area Chairs

The goal of this section of the website is to clarify the tasks of Area Chairs so that the conference runs as smoothly as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact David Silverman, the VP for Area Chairs and Programming at david.silverman@kwu.edu

Updated June 2020. 

General Overview


Thank you for serving as an Area Chair. We appreciate your commitment to the academic community and to our Association. Below are the major Area Chair duties:



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Presidential Award Honoree: Susan Faludi

Susan Faludi is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and the author of the bestselling Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction; Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man; and The Terror Dream: Myth and Misogyny in an Insecure America, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. In her most recent book, In the Darkroom, Faludi investigates her transgender father’s lifetime of identity transformations, and the larger mysteries of identity—personal, political, and cultural—transfixing our times.