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RSA Staff | Fordham University

RSA Staff | Fordham University

Carla Zecher, Executive Director
Carla Zecher became the Society’s first full-time executive director in 2015. Prior to her role at the RSA, she was Director of the Center for Renaissance Studies and Curator of Music at the Newberry Library. Carla completed her Ph.D. in French from Duke University and her undergraduate work at Oberlin College and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She is currently writing a book on music and travel in the Renaissance and beyond, and serves as a consultant for the Newberry’s French and Italian paleography website projects. You can reach Carla at

Tracy E. Robey, Director of Meetings, Fellowships, and Grants
Tracy E. Robey received a Ph.D. in Early Modern European History and certificate in Renaissance studies from The Graduate Center, CUNY before joining the RSA in 2013. Her dissertation, "Glory and Infamy: Making the Memory of Duke Alessandro de’ Medici in Renaissance Florence" is a case study of the ways people made and destroyed collective memory in sixteenth-century Florence. As a journalist, she has written on archaeology, the history of fashion and beauty, and political history, and been published in Archaeology, New York Magazine, and Vox. You can reach Tracy at

Rachel Klein Khalil, Communications Manager
Rachel Klein Khalil received a Master’s of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University before becoming a television news journalist, and then spent several years as a communications strategist for associations, non-profit organizations, and higher education institutions. At Fordham, she is responsible for developing and executing communications plans that help advance the RSA’s mission and support its academic initiatives. She lives in Bedford, New York with her husband and two children. You can reach Rachel at

Evan Carmouche, Membership and Program Administrator
Evan Carmouche holds an undergraduate degree in Musicology from Brown University and joined the RSA in 2015. He provides administrative support to our office and members, manages our membership database, and oversees the submission process and program for the RSA Annual Meeting. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. You can reach Evan at

Renaissance Quarterly Staff

Colin S. Macdonald, Managing Editor
Colin S. Macdonald has been with the RSA since 2011 and has an M.A. from Columbia University and the University of London, and a Ph.D. in English from The Graduate Center, CUNY. As the managing editor of Renaissance Quarterly, Colin’s primary responsibilities are the editing of RQ articles and books reviews, managing the journal’s print and electronic production in coordination with our publishing partners, maintaining editorial policy and house style, and supporting the journal’s editors. You can reach Colin at

Jessica Lynn Wolfe, Articles Editor
Jessica Lynn Wolfe is the Marcel Bataillon Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Classics, and Romance Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she has been a faculty member since 1998. She completed her Ph.D. at Stanford University and her undergraduate work at Bryn Mawr College. Her research interests lie in the history of classical scholarship and the reception of classical literature and philosophy; English, French, and neo-Latin literature of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. You can reach Jessica at

W. David Myers, Book Reviews Editor
David Myers is a Professor of History at Fordham University and Review Editor at Renaissance Quarterly. David has been on Fordham’s faculty since 1990. He completed his Ph.D., M.Phil., and M.A. at Yale University and his undergraduate work at Notre Dame. His research interests focus on the nature and history of religion as well as systems of transgression and discipline in early modern Europe, particularly Germany. You can reach David at

Michael Sanders, Book Reviews Manager
Michael Sanders joined the RSA in 2019 as the inaugural recipient of the Renaissance Society of America Fellowship at Fordham University. He earned his BA in History and English (minor in Spanish) from Saint Vincent College and his MA from Western Michigan University. His doctoral dissertation, which he is currently working on, examines the role of Jerusalem in the political and religious culture of medieval and early modern Spain. At the RSA, Michael assists the Managing Editor of Renaissance Quarterly with editing reviews in house style, book ordering, and correspondence with reviewers and publishers. You can reach Michael at

General Inquiries
(718) 817-4582

As of March 2020, the RSA staff is working remotely and therefore unable to receive or process mail sent to our office address. Please email us with questions. An update will be posted in this space when we resume normal office operations. Thank you for your patience.

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