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:
Sarah Cline (2018-2019)
Tatiana Seijas (2018-2019)
Gabriel Ramos (2019-2020)
Celso Castilho (2019-2020)

Ex-Officio Members:

HAHR Editors: Martha Few, Matthew Restall, Amara Solari and Zachary Morgan
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:
Karin Rosemblatt, Chair
Pete Sigal
Heather Vrana

2019 Program Committee:
Rachel O’Toole, Chair
Carmen Soliz
Louis Perez

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:
Kathryn Santner, Chair
Elena McGrath, Secretary

Atlantic World Studies:
Jesse Cromwell, Chair
Erin Stone, Secretary

Raúl Ramos, Chair

Brazilian Studies:
Okezi Otovo, Chair
Heather F. Roller, Secretary

Caribbean Studies:
Quito Swan, Chair
Devyn Spence Benson, Secretary

Central American Studies:
Kevin Coleman, Chair
David Diaz Arias, Secretary

Chile-Rio de la Plata Studies:
Julia Sarreal, Chair
Marian Schlotterbeck, Secretary

Colonial Studies:
Alex Hidalgo, Chair
Alcira Duenas, Secretary

Gran Colombia Studies:
Pablo F. Gómez, Chair
Stefan Pohl, Secretary

Mexican Studies
Peter Villella, Chair
Pablo M. Sierra Silva, Secretary

Teaching and Teaching Materials:
Jethro Hernández Berrones, Chair
Corinna Zeltsman, Secretary