Selection Process

Selection process

A program committee and two groups of contributing reviewers evaluate proposals for contributions to the academic program of the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University. 

The body of contributing reviewers for sponsored and special sessions comprises ten reviewers, five serving in the first year of two-year terms and five serving in the second year of two-year terms, all selected by a committee of the Board of the Medieval Institute from among self-nominated volunteers.

A self-nomination comprises a required statement of interest in serving as a contributing reviewer (350-word limit), as well as optional listings of congress sponsoring organizations with which you have an association and your activities and service in the field of medieval studies. You are also welcome to include information about yourself that might help the selection committee better understand how you would contribute to the desired diversity and inclusion of the body of contributing reviewers.

57th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 9-14, 2022)

Program committee

The program committee evaluates proposals for sponsored and special sessions and decides on their acceptance or rejection (in June). This committee also oversees the creation of general sessions (in November).

Robert F. Berkhofer (Department of History)

Jana K. Schulman (Medieval Institute)

Susan M. B. Steuer (University Libraries)

Nathan Tabor (Department of History)

Grace Tiffany (Department of English)

Theresa Whitaker (Medieval Institute Publications)

Contributing reviewers (sponsored and special sessions)

These contributing reviewers evaluate proposals for sponsored and special sessions. The program committee takes their assessments into consideration in the acceptance and rejection of proposed sessions.

  • Yasmine Beale-Rivaya, Texas State University (2022-2023)
  • Christina Christoforatou, Baruch College, CUNY (2021-2022)

  • Anna Czarnowus, University of Silesia (2021-2022)

  • Vincent Debiais, École des hautes études, Paris (2022-2023)
  • Sally Jayne Heymann, Lake Michigan College (2021-2022)

  • Maile Hutterer, University of Oregon (2021-2022)

  • Coral Anne Lumbley, New York University (2022-2023)
  • Adam Oberlin, Princeton University (2021-2022)
  • Alan Stahl, Princeton University (2022-2023)
  • Carla María Thomas, Florida Atlantic University (2022-2023)

Contributing reviewers (general sessions)

A group of contributing reviewers evaluates paper proposals for general sessions. The program committee takes their assessments into consideration in the acceptance and rejection of proposed papers. This group of contributing reviewers will be announced in October.