President: Jim Casey, Penn State (2021-2023)

Jim Casey is an assistant professor of African American Studies, History, and English and the associate director of the Center for Black Digital Research at Penn State. He earned his PhD in English at the University of Delaware and held a postdoctoral fellowship in the Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton University. With P. Gabrielle Foreman, he is co-editor of The Colored Convention Movement: Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century (UNC Press). Among others, his current projects include a book on nineteenth-century newspaper editors, the Colored Conventions Project, and Douglass Day. For more, see or on Twitter @jimccasey1.

Vice President/President-Elect: James Berkey, Penn State Brandywine (2021-2023)

James Berkey is an Assistant Professor of English and the Director of the Writing Studio at Penn State Brandywine. He received his PhD in English from Indiana University – Bloomington in 2010. Before coming to Brandywine, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Thompson Writing Program at Duke University, where he taught writing courses on war literature and the history of Durham, North Carolina. His research and teaching interests include 19th- and 20th-Century American Literature; war literature (particularly the literature of the Civil War); print culture, periodical studies, and the history of the book; American Studies; and writing studies.  

Treasurer: Montserrat Feu-Lopez, Sam Houston State University (2021-2023)

Montse Feu is Associate Professor of Spanish at Sam Houston State University. She recovers and explores the Spanish Civil War exile culture in the United States, US Hispanic anarchist culture, and US Spanish periodicals at large. She is the author of Fighting Fascist Spain: Worker Protest from the Printing Press (2020) and Correspondencia personal y política de un anarcosindicalista exiliado: Jesús González Malo (1943-1965) (2016). With Christopher Castañeda, she edited Writing Revolution: Hispanic Anarchism in the United States (2019). She is currently curating and translating primary sources in Fighting Fascist Spain – The Exhibits, an interpretative digital archive and collection with the mission to recover, preserve and make accessible US Hispanic antifascist print culture (

Secretary: Christopher La Casse, US Coast Guard Academy (2021-2023)

Christopher La Casse is an assistant professor and Director of the Hewitt Writing and Reading Center at the US Coast Guard Academy. His primary research interest focuses on how the economic, political, and cultural pressures of the First World War shaped the development and dissemination of modernism(s) in literary magazines and modern periodicals. His publications have appeared in Criticism (2016), American Periodicals (2016), The Edinburgh Companion to the First World War and the Arts (2017), Women’s Space: Essays on Female Characters in the Twenty-First Century Science Fiction Western (2019), Recovering and Transforming the Pedagogy of Robert Scholes (forthcoming), and The Routledge Companion to the Literary Magazine (forthcoming). He serves as Project Coordinator of the NEH Summer Institute, City of Print: New York and the Periodical Press (2015 and 2020).

Advisory Board

Agatha Beins, Texas Woman’s University (2019-2022, first term)
Nicolás Kanellos, University of Houston (2022-2025, first term)
Tim Lanzendoerfer, University of Mainz (2021-2024, second term)
Kirsten MacLeod, Newcastle University (2019-2023, first term)
Joshua Ortiz Baco, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2022-2025, first term)
Amy Sopcak-Joseph, Wilkes University (2022-2025, first term)
Derrick Spires, Cornell University (2021-2024, second term)

Benjamin Fagan, Auburn University (2021-2023; ex-officio)
Karen Roggenkamp, Texas A&M University-Commerce (ongoing, ex-officio)