Officers and Committees

General Committee

The Conference is governed by a General Committee composed of the Conference President, Vice-President, Executive Secretary, Past President, editors of the Hispanic American Historical Review, The Americas, and H-Latam; and four members elected to two-year terms.

Executive Committee:

President: Bianca Premo
Vice President: Ben Vinson III
President Elect: Ben Vinson III
Past President: Lara Putnam
Executive Secretaries: Jurgen Buchenau and Erika Edwards

Elected Members:
Gabriel Ramos (2019-2020)
Celso Castilho (2019-2020)
Eileen Findlay (2020-2021)
David Carey (2020-2021)

Ex-Officio Members:

HAHR Editors: Martha Few, Matthew Restall, Amara Solari and Zachary Morgan
The Americas Editor:
John F. Schwaller
H-LatAm Editors: Marc Becker

Standing Committees

The Conference has several standing committees, including the Nominating and Program Committees, in addition to its prize selection committees.  The Conference can also constitute special committees in order to carry out programs approved by the General Committee and/or the membership.

2020 Nominating Committee:
Karen Graubart, Chair
Matthew O’Hara
Alex Avina

2020 Program Committee:
Carmen Soliz,  2020 Chair
Thomas Rogers, 2021 Chair
Frances Ramos

Regional/Topical Committees

In order to promote scholarship germane to their respective regions and periods, the Conference has established eight Regional Committees as well as a Teaching/Teaching Materials Committee which may be joined only by Conference members. These groups are:

Andean Studies:
Elena McGrath, Chair
Nicole Pacino, Secretary

Atlantic World Studies:
Erin Stone, Chair
Norah Gharala, Secretary

Natalie Mendoza, Chair

Brazilian Studies:
Heather F. Roller, Chair
Gillian McGillivray, Secretary

Caribbean Studies:
Devyn Spence Benson, Chair
Kaysha Corinealdi, Secretary

Central American Studies:
David Diaz Arias, Chair
Jordana Dym, Secretary

Chile-Rio de la Plata Studies:
Marian Schlotterbeck, Chair
Maria de los Angeles Picone, Secretary

Colonial Studies:
Alcira Duenas, Chair
Adriana Chira, Secretary

Gran Colombia Studies:
Stefan Pohl, Chair
Shawn van Ausdal, Secretary

Mexican Studies
Pablo M. Sierra Silva, Chair
Gladys McCormick, Secretary

Teaching and Teaching Materials:
Corinna Zeltsman, Chair
Casey Lurtz, Secretary