Board of Directors, 2018-19

David Valone (

David Valone is Professor of History at Quinnipiac University. His research interests include the economic and ideological underpinnings of Ireland’s Great Famine and the history of reproductive technologies. He is the editor or co-editor of a number of books, including Ireland’s Great Hunger (2002) and Anglo-Irish Identities, 1571-1845 (2008).


joecopeImmediate Past President
Joseph Cope (

Joseph Cope is Professor of History and Associate Provost for Student Success at SUNY Geneseo. His research focuses on Ireland and Britain in the early modern period, and he is the author of England and the 1641 Irish Rebellion (2009).


wendypohjmannVice President
Wendy Pojmann (

Wendy Pojmann is Professor of History at Siena College in Albany, New York. She is the author of Immigrant Women and Feminism in Italy (2005), Italian Women and International Cold War Politics, 1944-1968 (2013), lead author of Doing History: An Introduction to the Historian’s Craft (2016) and editor of Migration and Activism in Europe since 1945 (2008).


Julie Gibert (

Julie Gibert is Associate Professor of History at Canisius College. Her research focuses on late 19th- and 20th-century British social history; she has published and presented papers on a variety of topics including women’s education, the changing role of domestic service in British home life, and the depiction of British society in film and television.


Lyn Blanchfield (

Lyn Blanchfield is Visiting Assistant Professor of History at SUNY Oswego. Her research focuses on medieval and early modern women and gender issues, particularly the history of emotions.


Executive Board

averillearlsAverill Earls (

Averill Earls is Assistant Professor of History at Mercyhurst University. Her research focuses on ideas about and the policing of same-sex desire and masculinity in modern Ireland. She is the Executive Producer at Dig: A History Podcast, and is currently at work on her first book, Love in the Lav: Policing Same-Sex Desire in 20th Century Ireland.

Gokcek-Mustafa-bMustafa Gökçek (

Mustafa Gökçek is Associate Professor of History and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at Niagara University. His research focuses on the discourses of nationalism and Islamism at the turn of the 20th century in the Ottoman Empire. He is especially interested in the intellectual interaction between Russian and Ottoman Empires and looks into the role of the Kazan Tatar emigres in Istanbul in the development of Turkish nationalism and secularization of the Ottoman governance.

sealeYvonne Seale (

Yvonne Seale is Assistant Professor of History at SUNY Geneseo. Her research focuses on the history of women and the social history of religion in France during the High Middle Ages, and is currently working on a book on the history of women’s involvement with the Premonstratensian religious order.

Jennifer_SovdeJennifer Sovde (

Jennifer Sovde is Assistant Professor of History at SUNY Canton. She is a historian of modern Europe, and her research focuses on the intersection of child labor laws and the entertainment industry in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century France.

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