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: Jerry Dávila
Vice President: Lara Putnam
Past President: Jane Landers
Executive Secretary: Jurgen Buchenau

Elected Members:
Susan Gauss (2015-2016)
Yanna Yannakakis (2015-2016)
Peter Guardino (2016-2017)
Barbara Weinstein (2016-2017)

Ex-Officio Members:

HAHR Editors: Jocelyn Olcott, John French, and Peter Sigal
The Americas Editor:
Ben Vinson III
H-LatAm Editors: John F. Schwaller

Standing Comittees

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.

Nominating Committee:

Susan Deans-Smit, Chair
Jeffrey Lesser
Kris Lane

2016 Program Committee:

Sonia Robles, Chair
Erika Edwards, (2017 Chair)
Bert Barickman

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:
Marcela Echeverri, Chair
Tamara Walker, Secretary

Atlantic World Studies:
Jane Landers, Chair
David Wheat, Secretary

Borderlands/Frontiers:
Grace Delgado, Chair
Sam Truett, Secretary

Brazilian Studies:
Ana Romo, Chair
Celso Castilho, Secretary

Caribbean Studies:
Kristen Block, Chair
Nicole Maskiell, Secretary

Central American Studies:
Alvis Dunn, Chair
Julie Gibbings, Secretary

Chile-Rio de la Plata Studies:
Edward Murphy, Chair
Erika Edwards, Secretary

Colonial Studies:
José Carlos de la Puente, Chair
Ryan Amir Kashanipour, Secretary

Gran Colombia Studies:
Lina Britto, Chair
Sharika Crawford, Secretary

Mexican Studies
Michel R. Oudijk, Chair
Mark Lentz, Secretary

Teaching and Teaching Materials:
Amelia Kiddle, Chair
Elena Albarrán, Secretary