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: Lara Putnam
Vice President: Bianca Premo
Past President: Jerry Dávila
Executive Secretaries: Jurgen Buchenau and Erika Edwards

Elected Members:
Peter Guardino (2016-2017)
Barbara Weinstein (2016-2017)
Lillian Guerra (2017-2018)
Matthew O’Hara (2017-2018)

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:

Manuel Barcia, Chair
Gillian McGillivray
Anne Macpherson

2016 Program Committee:

Erika Edwards, Chair
Monica Rankin (2018 Chair)
Roger Kittleson

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:
Tamara Walker, Chair
Gabriela Ramos, Secretary

Atlantic World Studies:
David Wheat, Chair
Fabricio Prado, Secretary

Sam Truett, Chair
Sonia Hernández, Secretary

Brazilian Studies:
Celso Castilho, Chair
Kittiya Lee, Secretary

Caribbean Studies:
Nicole Maskiell, Chair
Glenn Chambers, Secretary

Central American Studies:
Julie Gibbings, Chair
Heather Vrana, Secretary

Chile-Rio de la Plata Studies:
Erika Edwards, Chair
Jennifer Adair, Secretary

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

Gran Colombia Studies:
Sharika Crawford, Chair
Catalina Muñoz, Secretary

Mexican Studies
Mark Lentz, Chair
Dana Velasco Murillo, Secretary

Teaching and Teaching Materials:
Elena Albarrán, Chair
Amanda López, Secretary