Current CESS Board

The CESS Board consists of nine voting members elected by the CESS membership. These include the President, President-Elect, Past-President, who make up the Executive Committee, and six Board Members who are elected to three-year terms.

Three officers are non-voting members of the Board and are appointed by the Board: Administrative Coordinator (a paid, part-time position), Treasurer, and Secretary.

Executive Committee

Douglas Northrop (President), University of Michigan, USA (2015-2018)

John Schoeberlein (Past-President), Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan (2014-2017)

Amanda Wooden (President-Elect), Bucknell University, USA (2016-2019)

Board of Directors

Leila Almazova (Board Member), Kazan Federal University, Russian Federation (2015-2018)

Gardner Bovingdon (Board Member), Indiana University, USA (2015-2017)

Aksana Ismailbekova (Board Member), Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany (2016-2019)

Marlène Laruelle (Board Member), George Washington University, USA (2014-2017)

Morgan Liu (Board Member), The Ohio State University, USA (2014-2017)

Jennifer Murtazashvili (Board Member), University of Pittsburgh, USA (2016-2019)

Ex-officio Board Members (non-voting)

Liliya Karimova, Secretary (2016-2017)

David Pearce, Treasurer (2016-2018)

Emma Sabzalieva, Administrative Coordinator (2016-)

Former Presidents

[Note: Dates in brackets indicate the full term of President-Elect, President and Past President]

Ed Schatz (2014 [2013-2016])
Cynthia Werner (2013 [2012-2015])
Scott Levi (2012 [2011-2014])
Marianne Kamp (2011 [2010-2013])
James Millward (2010 [2009-2012])
Peter Finke (2009 [2008-2011])
Edward Lazzerini (2008 [2007-2010])
Laura Adams (2007 [2006-2009])
Alexander Knysh (2006 [2005-2008])
Adeeb Khalid (2005 [2004-2007])
Thomas Barfield (2004 [2003-2006])
Gregory Gleason (2003 [2002-2005])
John Schoeberlein (2001-2002 [2001-2004])

Former Board Members

David Montgomery (2013-2016)
Sarfaroz Niyozov (2013-2016)
Pauline Jones Luong (2012-2015)
Ali Igmen (2012-2015)
John Heathershaw (2011-2014)
Amanda Wooden (2011-2014)
Eric McGlinchey (2010-2013)
Saulesh Yessenova (2010-2013)
Russell Zanca (2009-2012)
Rahile Dawut (2009-2012)
Victoria Clement (2008-2011)
Cynthia Werner (2008-2011)
Deniz Kandiyoti (2007-2010)
Edward Schatz (2009-2010)
Philippe Foret (2007-2009)
Gulnara Aitpaeva (2006-2009)
Anara Tabyshalieva (2006-2009)
Scott Levi (2005-2008)
Douglas Northrop (2005-2008)
Shoshana Keller (2004-2007)
James Millward (2004-2007)
Pinar Akçali (2003-2006)
Ablet Kamalov (2003-2006)
Robert Cutler (2002-2005)
Laura Adams (2002-2005)
Casandra Cavannaugh (2002)
Virginia Martin (2001-2004)
Uli Schamiloglu (2001-2004)
John Colarusso (2001-2003)
Alisher Ilkhamov (2001-2003)
Steven Sabol (2001-2002)
Wang Jianping (2001-2002)

Former Officers

Natalie Koch, Secretary (2014-2016)
Maureen Pritchard, Administrative Coordinator (2014-2016)
Marianne Kamp, Secretary (2013-2014)
Virginia Martin, Treasurer (2012-2014) and Editor of CESR (2002-2009)
Edward Lazzerini, Executive Director (2012-2014)
Sylvia Babus, Treasurer (2007-2011)
Daniel Prior, Executive Director (2007-2012)
Maureen Nemecek, Treasurer (2006-2007)
Kimairis Toogood-Luehrs, Secretary (2007-2010)
Uli Schamiloglu, Acting Treasurer (2004-2005)
John Schoeberlein, Executive Director (2004-2007)
Greta Uehling, Treasurer (2002-2003)
Eric Sievers, Secretary (2001-2007)