Established in 1971 as a small group for Victorian studies in the southeastern US, the Victorians Institute has grown into an interdisciplinary academic society with a peer-reviewed journal and an annual conference attracting international participation. Read more about its origins, past officers and editors, or the institute’s constitution and bylaws.

Current Officers

President: Bonnie Shishko, Queens University of Charlotte
Vice President: Emily Harbin, Converse University
Secretary: Esther Godfrey, University of South Carolina-Upstate
Treasurer: David Latané, Virginia Commonwealth University

Faculty council members at large

LeeAnne Richardson, Georgia State College
Melissa Schaub, University of North Carolina-Pembroke

Graduate student council members at large

Emily Sferra, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Katherine Stein, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Caroline Liebel, University of Delaware

Editor of the Victorians Institute Journal

Albert Pionke, The University of Alabama