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History

Our association was established in 1971 under the name American Association for South Slavic Studies. Its name was changed in 1976 to American Association for Southeast European Studies and, finally, in 1994 it adopted its current name Southeast European Studies Association.

Over the years many North American scholars have taken active interest in SEESA:

Presidents

  • Kenneth E. Naylor, The Ohio State University (1973)
  • Cyril E. Black, Princeton University (1974)
  • Gerald Gilbert Govorchin, University of Miami (1976)
  • Joseph L. Conrad, University of Kansas (1977)
  • Charles Jelavich, Indiana University (1979)
  • Irwin T. Sanders, Boston University (1980)
  • Carole Rogel, The Ohio State University (1981)
  • Victor Papacosma, Kent State University (1982)
  • John Treadway, University of Richmond (1989)
  • Victor Friedman, University of North Carolina (1990-1992)
  • Christina Kramer, University of Toronto (1992-1995)
  • Robert Greenberg, University of North Carolina (1996-2002)
  • John Leafgren, University of Arizona (2002-2004)
  • Elisabeth Elliott, Northwestern University (2004-2009)
  • Olga Mladenova, University of Calgary (2009-2014)

Vice-Presidents

  • Gerald Gilbert Govorchin, University of Miami (1974)
  • Joseph L. Conrad, University of Kansas (1976)
  • James F. Clarke, University of Pittsburgh (1977)
  • Charles Jelavich, Indiana University (1978)
  • Irwin T. Sanders, Boston University (1979)
  • Carole Rogel, Ohio State University (1980)
  • Victor Papacosma, Kent State University (1981)
  • Charles Ward, University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee (1982)
  • Victor Friedman, University of North Carolina (1987-1989)
  • Margaret Beissinger, Princeton University (2005-2006)
  • Olga Mladenova, University of Calgary (2005-2006)
  • Ali Zaidi, SUNY Canton (2009-2014)

Treasurers, Secretaries or Secretary-Treasurers

  • Ernest A. Scatton, University of Virginia (1974)
  • Charles A. Ward, University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee (1976-1981)
  • Henry R. Cooper, Jr., Indiana University (1982)
  • Harold M. Leich, University of Illinois (1985)
  • Paul Michelson, Huntington University (1995)
  • Jim Augerot, University of Washington (1995-2014)

Editors of Balkanistica

  • Kenneth E. Naylor, The Ohio State University (1976-1981)
  • E. Garrison Walters, Ohio State University (1981-1982)
  • Frederick B. Chary, Indiana University Northwest (1986-1991)
  • John D. Treadway, University of Richmond (1992)

Newsletter Editors

  • Charles E. Gribble, The Ohio State University (1974)
  • Charles E. Gribble, The Ohio State University (1976-1979)
  • E. Garrison Walters, Ohio State University (1980-1982)
  • Curt Ford, University of New Carolina (2000-2001)
  • Ali Zaidi, SUNY Canton (2009-2014)

Executive Council Members

  • Thomas Butler, University of Wisconsin/Harvard University (1974)
  • Robert B. Christie, Utica College of Syracuse University (1974)
  • Vasa D. Mihailovich, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1974)
  • Kenneth E. Naylor, The Ohio State University (1974)
  • Elinor Murray Despalatovic, Connecticut College (1974-1976)
  • Carole R. Rogel, The Ohio State University (1974-1976)
  • W.A. Owings, University of Arkansas at Little Rock (1975-1977)
  • Wayles Browne, Cornell University (1975-1977)
  • Cyril E. Black, Princeton University (1976)
  • Philip Shasko, University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee (1976-1978)
  • Robin Alison Remington, University of Missouri (1976-1978)
  • Gerald Gilbert Govorchin, University of Miami (1977)
  • Radu Florescu, Boston College (1977-1979)
  • Victor Friedman, University of North Carolina (1977-1979)
  • Toussaint Hocevar, University of New Orleans (1978-1980)
  • Victor Papacosma, Kent State University (1978-1980)
  • Irene Winner, Emmanuel College/Brown University (1979-1981)
  • Thomas Butler, University of Wisconsin/Harvard University (1979-1981)
  • Charles Jelavich, Indiana University (1980)
  • Frederick Chary, Indiana University Northwest (1980-1982)
  • William Derbyshire, Rutgers University (1980-1982)
  • Jim Augerot, University of Washington (1981-1983)
  • John Kolsti, University of Texas (1981-1983)
  • Howard Aronson, University of Chicago (1982-1984)
  • William Lockwood, University of Michigan (1982-1984)
  • Victor Friedman, University of North Carolina (1983-1985)
  • Paul Michelson, Huntington University (1991-2014)
  • Elisabeth Elliott, Northwestern University (2007-2014)
  • Margaret Beissinger, Princeton University (2007-2014)
  • Angelina Ilieva, University of Chicago (2009-2014)
  • Andrew Dombrowski, University of Chicago (2009-2014)