Your registration for attendance to the annual SEACS conference includes a year of membership. You can choose to be listed publicly as an attendee, which also serves as our member roster.


The Southeastern Association of Cultural Studies (SEACS) is dedicated to scholarship in modern languages and literature, including linguistics, pedagogy, and cultural studies. 

A regional organization with an international scope, SEACS holds annual meetings in North or South Carolina that draw participants from neighboring states and beyond. 

As a smaller organization, SEACS strives to promote scholarly exploration in a collegial spirit. The organization is dedicated to maintaining a strong community of educators, scholars, and graduate students and to providing early professionalization opportunities for undergraduates.


The organization’s vision statement.

Our History

SEACS was founded in 2018 in Asheville, North Carolina by Paul Worley, Kai Uwe-Werbeck, Melissa Birkhofer, Anabel Aliaga-Buchenau, Jason Huber, Amy Lea Clemons, Kristin Kiely, and Susanne Gomoluch. The first conference was held in 2020 at UNC Charlotte.

Officers & Board Members

Diana New, dnew@email.wcu.edu

First Vice President
Susana Cisneros, scisner1@charlotte.edu

Second Vice President
Kai-Uwe Werbeck, kwerbeck@charlotte.edu

Senior Member at Large
Janine Paris, janine@criticalhit.dev

First Junior Member at Large
Laura Viale, laura.viale@charlotte.edu

Second Junior Member at Large
Aura Lawson-Alonso, allonso@charlotte.edu

President Ex-officio
Susanne Gomoluch, sgomoluc@charlotte.edu

Kristin Kiely, kkiely@fmarion.edu

Recruitment Director
Ryan Augustyniak, raugusty@charlotte.edu

Editor of Convergences
Paul M. Worley, worleypm@appstate.edu